Botanic name: khaya ivorensis
Other names: Acajou, caoba Africana, African mahogany
Density: 450-600 kg/m3 28-37 lbs/ft3
Uses: Necks and heels
Samanguila, also known as Acajou, is one of 5 species of African mahogany (khaya ivorensis).
Although Samanguila is found in many habitat types it seems to thrive best in moist and wet
undisturbed evergreen forest. It is a light pinkish brown wood, darkening upon exposure to a
reddish brown. Samanguila is used for necks and heels for the more economical Spanish guitars.
It is denser than cedrela odorata and not so highly regarded.