Originally Posted by keep it simple
I very much advocate recycling of wood whenever possible. Not only do you reap the sonic benefits of wood that's cured for decades, if not centuries, but the environmental benefits are pretty cool too.
Agreed. Your mahogany prototype kit is just about the best advertisement for this. Unfortunately it seems unlikely that mainstream manufacturers are going to go around looking for second-hand wood sources in anything but their highest-end kits. It's the same for guitar manufacturers as well.