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Agathis isn't a mahogany at all. It's a spruce-like conifer. Widely used as a construction wood in Australia and New Zealand.

thanx Ricochet, that slipped by . what i should have said was a "pine used instead of commercial grade mahogany". :oops:
not that it's a "bad" wood. just that it's a lot cheaper and used quite a bit for framing and furniture in southeast asia.


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Yeah. Actually, woods with a high strength to weight ratio are often good tonewoods. It's not one of the old traditional ones, though. For that matter, neither are most of the woods now sold as "mahogany"or "rosewood," which we wouldn't recognize under their "native" names.

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