1940s Regal 24.25" parlor - made of ...?

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John Scime
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1940s Regal 24.25" parlor - made of ...?

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I assumed this would be birch. Certainly the sides appear to be. But the customer was thinking cedar top based on wear on edge. Whatever it is, it has a fairly tight grain and is quartered. Could it be mahogany? Lots of mahogany guitars during the war when spruce was in short supply.

Any information would be great.

Js
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Before inspection
Before inspection
Top from inside looking toward tail block
Top from inside looking toward tail block
Back with overspray
Back with overspray
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Barry Daniels
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Re: 1940s Regal 24.25" parlor - made of ...?

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Definitely not mahogany. Perhaps fir?
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