I have a 2011 historic and am curious as to where the mahogany is from. Honduran maybe, or is that in too short of supply?
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Yes."Honduran mahogany" is the name of a species of wood, Swietenia macrophylla. It can be grown anywhere. You can grow swietenia macrophylla in your back yard, it'll still be "Honduran mahogany."
Yup. See Vidalia onions.Yes.
I've used and seen Genuine Mahogany from different regions (South America, Central America, Mexico, Fiji) and it's surprising how different the color and appearance can be. I think it's primarily due to differences in the soils. I've never been impressed by anything grown in Fiji. South American production has nice color but can be really dense and heavy.
Woodworkers know that red oak from Alabama looks way different than red oak grown in Wisconsin, yet they're both the same specie of red oak. Same deal with Honduras Mahogany.
I never heard that before. I heard the Philippines had their own species of mahogany. As does Africa.AFAIK, no swietenia macrophylla has actually come from Honduras in years due to the CITES treaty. Most of it is grown in Asia nowadays, specifically Fiji and India.