I believe it comes down to the old adage. "How much wood would a Woodchuck chuck if a Woodchuck could chuck wood ?"Poplar (and willow) trees always give me hay fever. But I really like how their wood sounds between maple plies. I wonder what will happenif someone sandwiches some luan between African mahogany plies?
Speaking of species - I've always wondered what species the gumwood is that Gretsch uses. I've heard it was sweet gum, but eucalyptus is called "gumwood" sometimes too.
Feetnote: Out here in the mountains we call them Woodchucks Marmots. So calling non Mahogany Mahogany really isn't wrong.
I really need a small triple Martini !