I have some of this as it grows in the area where I reside. It is very dense much more so than Honduras mahogany. Somewhat of a medium golden brown color not redish.
I was looking around in the shop and came across another piece of Mexican mahogany and it is a deep redish brown just want to correct what I said in the first post. Both pieces came from trees grown fairly near each other. West coast of Mexico a few hours north of Puerto Vallarta.
I’m in the uk , have several boards of it planed it up and good lord its gorgeous, I also got a lot of what looks like Honduran rosewood but weighs a lot more and has no scent the sawdust is green to start with but then goes black… it weighs like lignum but is looks nothing like it , huge wide boards too
Why is there no data on Mexican mahogany ? I just came into a fair amount of very old stock (had been sitting in a workshop for decades) and would love to know a bit more about it
It is a small tree and not really harvested commercially, so there’s not much data on it at the moment. It should be very similar to Honduran mahogany, though I’m sure that will depend on the tree and if it is free of knots, defects, etc.
It makes good guitar necks is all I know. Let me know if you’re willing to sell some.