With the limited supply of lightweight Mahogany nowadays, it seems Okoume tonewood is a inevitable trend as alternative to Mahogany. As far as I know, China guitar manufactures have been using Okoume to produce cheap LP copies and low-cost acoustic guitars for a very long time because of the huge availability and low-cost of Okoume. Okoume also has been used on Epiphone guitars extensively, for example: http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Les-Paul/Les-Paul-Special-II.aspx?platform=hootsuite I assume in the near future, we may have to order high end custom guitars with Okoume due to the shortage of lightweight Mahogany. In this thread, I hope guitar players and luthiers could share you valuable first-hand experience on Okoume's tone characteristics, as well as the tone comparison between Okoume, Genuine Mahogany, African Mahogany and Spanish Cedar. Thank you very much in advance!