Sapele Body Blanks
entandrophragma cylindricum s.g. 0.6 Hardness 6.3KN, T/R ratio 1.5 (low) The Congo certified VLO
Sapele is a tropical African timber often sold as Mahogany, the stuff I am stocking is harvested in the DRC on a government concession, it is Kiln dried. Very stable and with an interesting ribbon pattern, sold as standard which will be the flat and rift sawn planks and Quartersawn which have a grain at 60 to 90 degrees to the face, it's a very stable wood so either will be perfectly fine, blanks are square cut, unglued and are cut from two consecutive pieces of the same board.
Most new stock will be the Sipo as it's the same species, visually and tonally identical and higher quality,
Guitar bodies are 355mm by 480mm
Bass bodies are 355mm by 535mm