#1
Nato is suposed to be like mahogany, but is this true or is it a cheap nock off? I've seen nato called "eastern mahogany"

How close does it mimic regular mahogany?
#2
well from what ive found and talked to people about it grows in venezuala during the flood seasons and is a rather moist wood, also from the people ive talked too its not in the same family as mahogany, tone wise i never actually loved it, its a step up from agathis but below basswood imo, i was curious about this when BC Rich started advertising Nato as eastern mahogany myself, hopefully my info is right
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#3
ignore the poster above

Nato is Eastern Mahogany period, its not from some place exotic unless Canada, and the North East US count as exotic. Sure it doesn't have the wow factor of say Gaboon Ebony, or brazilian rosewood, wenge, or "Timeless timber" maple from lake superior, but it works/sounds good
#4
Yep, well thats all i care about, the sound. I couldn't give a rats ass about how common it is as long as it sounds good.
#5
Quote by skag187
ignore the poster above

Nato is Eastern Mahogany period, its not from some place exotic unless Canada, and the North East US count as exotic. Sure it doesn't have the wow factor of say Gaboon Ebony, or brazilian rosewood, wenge, or "Timeless timber" maple from lake superior, but it works/sounds good


may i ask where you got your information, because doing a web search nato isnt in the same family as mahogany
my gear//
GUITARS
ESP Horizon Custom
ESP M202BB
ESP HB300
Gibson LP Custom
Gibson V
AMPS
Orange Rockverb 50
Mesa Triple Recti
Marshall JCM800 2210