Well I found this decent sized coffee table a lady is selling for only $40. The only thing I want it for is to chop the top off of it to make a guitar's body out of it. I'm planning to make an electric guitar from it (probably not going to happen for a lllooonng time, but keeping my eyes open for the right wood). Now this table I'm guessing from the pic is about 2x5 feet, very light in color for me to guess mahogany though, and APPEARS to be about 1 1/2" thick so I'm thinkin "$40!? I'm on it!" I emailed her and asked her if the top was solid mahogany and how thick, or if it was just a curtain/dropped edge that wrapped all around. Her reply...
"Hi - The top is 1-1/4" thick. It looks like solid mahogany to me, but
I am not a wood expert. The underside of the table is stamped
...clearly she looked under the table so I'm not sure as to why she doesn't know if it's a solid top or not but,
I guess my first question would be, does $40 sound WAY too cheap for such a table if that top is in fact solid, or did I just find a deal? Also, I am looking for Mahogany because I have read that it is a tonewood that gives more of a rich, blues sound to an electric guitar. I believe that many Les Pauls are made from Mahogany, and that is kind of the stlye and sound to a guitar that I want to resemble. Anyone have ANY idea that the fact this wood has been bleached do you think it would destroy it's whole "tonewood" factor it has going on? Thanks much in advance everyone!