- "African Mahogany" (Khaya): $8.99/bd ft (4/4, also 8/4 available)
- Sapele: $9.99/bd ft (4/4, also 6/4 and 8/4 available)
- "Genuine Mahogany" ("Central American" but definitely not classic Honduras): $12.99/bd ft (4/4, also 8/4 available)
They also carry Red Grandis as well as Santos Mahogany, but those seem to be on the extremes of both pricing and desirability. From reading other posts and threads, it seems like Sapele might be easiest to work with but also the heaviest. Is it too heavy? Or should I try the slightly less expensive Khaya, which is closer to a "true" mahogany? Is the Central American variety worth the extra cost? Which would you consider the best all-around?
I know the differences in price will add up over the course of the build. They do have a 25% discount when buying a larger quantity (over 100 bd/ft), so I am willing to invest a bit here for a much more satisfactory build long-term.
Thanks for any insight you can provide,