Sapele Neck Blanks
A Sapele body illustrating the figure in Flat sawn orientation
Sapele body illustrating the effect of Quarter sawn grain orientation
Sapele Entandrophragma cylindricum
part of wht wider family of Mahoganys this redish timber with destinctive ribbon effect caused by the interlocking grain. Very attractive and of the same species as Utily, the timber is certified as of legal origin and is grown in west africa where it is abundant.
The interlocking grain is attractive but can be harder to work and if in doubt opt for the Utile
This is the species most often sold as a Mahogany guitar blank when they don't specify an actual species.