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Old 02-25-2020, 02:48 PM
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Default Thoughts on/experience w/Movingui?

Posting this here in hopes of catching a few of the luthiers. Wondering whether anyone - luthiers and/or players - has experience and/or thoughts about this wood? The comments I can find are few and none are very recent. It is visually striking wood. Apparently also known as African Satinwood.
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Old 02-25-2020, 03:20 PM
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From the Stew-Mac site:

Movingui, Distemonanthus benthamianus
Movingui (also known as Nigerian Satinwood in some parts of the world) is a dense and beautiful tonewood, with a unique yellow color. Increasingly popular among steel string acoustic guitar builders, this vibrant yellow tonewood often has exception figure making for a very striking instrument. Over time, its bright yellow color mellows a bit to a honey gold.

Movingui has a tone between maple and mahogany. A very balanced tone, it has fewer overtones than rosewood and a less dominant midrange profile than some mahoganies. Movingui guitars blend well with other instruments and pairs well with nearly any top wood.

These sets can have a high silica content, which can blunt some tools, but it bends reasonably well, and readily accepts glues, stains, and finishes.
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I’ve built one guitar with it and have just one more set in stock. The wood is very close in terms of tone to mahogany. I would not build one with a cutaway because it is very resistant to bending and may facet or fracture easily, especially if it is highly figured.
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