I have some (limited private collection) quilted mahogany which was written about by Mark Berry, guitar maker, in Fine Woodworking 1985. "The Tree" has possibly become the most famous individual tree in the world.
First Pic: Raw stock with sample finish to show figuring.
Second Pic: Shows close up of figuring.
Raw board: 41 7/8 x 24 Thickness top of board 1 1/8 Thickness bottom 7/8
Price: $5000.00 Shipping & handling extra.
Third Pic: Another magnificently figured board. Planed and sanded from 2 stock to 1 1/2 thick. 15 wide x 38 high. PerfectionFlawless. The best quitar configuration of this release.
Price: $5,500.00 Shipping and handling extra.
Forth Pic: Finished panel 19" x 15" x 7/8". Previously lacquered 25 years ago but flawless. Milled as a raised panel 1 3/8 width on perimeter,
maximum depth of milling 7/16
19 x 15 1/2 x 25/32
Price: $1500.00.00 Shipping & handling extra.
Fifth Pic: Poor picture, sorry. Fabulous figuring.
43 x 19 3/4 x 25/32 Milled as a raised panel
1 3/8 on perimeter, maximum depth of milling 7/16 A thin crack at bottom extending 5 - can be filled.
Price: $2900.00.00 Shipping & handling extra.
Sixth Pic: Library panel - not for sale.
Seventh Pic: A bar of quilted mahagony featured in Architectural Digest. Made by Wallace and Hinds 1985. Price - you don't want to know!
Peter Lay, CA