Scientific name: Mangifera indica
Origin: Tropical Asia and Oceania
Other names: Hawaiian Mango
Average density: 42lbs/ft3 – 675kg/m3
Uses: Guitar back and sides
Because of the spalting that is commonly present, the wood can be a kaleidoscope of colors. Under normal circumstances, the heartwood is golden brown, while other colors such as yellow and streaks of pink and/or black can also occur. The paler sapwood is not always clearly defined. Curly or mottled grain patterns are also common. Grain can be straight or interlocked. With a medium to coarse texture and good natural luster. It is hard, moderately heavy, works easily and sands beautifully making wonderful musical instruments. The wood has a good bright tone similar to Hawaiian Koa, dry and crisp. It may have in greater or lesser extent a particular pattern and no two sets are alike.