#1
Nato. According to BC rich it's 'eastern mahogany'. Now, I'm looking at the specs of the assassin and it says it's made of nato.

Is this a good tone wood, or wood in general, or are they trying to be sneaky?
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#2
I've heard it's not particularly good so yes, I think you could say they're being a bit sneaky. Don't take my word for it though, wait 'til someone with more knowledge replies. It's still better than plywood though.
#3
It's basically a poor mans mahogany. It was used a lot until agathis took center stage for use in cheaper instruments. Basically its 1 step up from a block of plywood.
#4
****. lol.

I was really liking the specs on the assassin too until this garbage-o.

Oh well.

Thanks guys.
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