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Very old Cuban mahogany guitar set no 3

Very old Cuban mahogany guitar set no 3
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Our Price:  £190.00(Exc. 20% VAT)(£228.00 Inc. VAT)
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Very old stock Cuban mahogany guitar back and sides set western size.

Swietenia mahogani from the West Indies.

750kg/m3

Photo is of actual set.

Cuban mahogany is denser and finer textured than the more widely used mahogany species and has exceptional stability, subtle beauty and makes great sounding guitars.

The old stock boards these sets have been cut from are exceptionally rare. The age of them can only be expressed anecdotally but since imports stopped into the UK about 1927 and the saw marks on the original boards indicate the use of reciprocating gang saws ( Victorian technology ) then it would be reasonable to assume that we are cutting from century old wood.

Cuban mahogany is CITES listed and requires special licences for export. We regret that for practical reasons we are not able to supply this item to countries outside the EU.

AAA Quarter sawn wood or nearly so.

AA Wood that is quartered to one edge, (where the centre joint of the back will be ), gradually straying from the quarter ending up slab sawn at the opposite edge.

A Wood that is slab sawn, the main slab sawn area being approximately half way across the board.

* - One or more asterisks may be added to the grade mark to indicate wood that is aesthetically more pleasing or desirable by virtue of colour, intensity of figure or fineness of grain.

Back and sides sets are pre matched for colour and character.

Back and sides sets frequently are different grades for the back and the sides e.g. AAA sides and AA back. The valuation of these sets assumes the back and the sides each represent 50% of the value of a set and are then added together.

Western size backs 2pc 560mm x 205mm and up x 4mm
sides 2pc 830mm x 120mm and up x 3.5mm

Classic size backs 2pc 530mm x 190mm and up x 4mm
sides 2pc 780mm x 100mm and up x 3.5mm