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Old 01-09-2019, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought the blank set off of Amazon but the blanks were not labeled. They are supposed to be cocobolo, padauk, zebra wood, tiara, pau ferro. I think the one on the left is cocobolo, the right one is padauk and the middle one is zebra wood. Not sure about the other two. What I got looks very much like this picture. Are my guesses right? Any idea on the other two?

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The ones between Zebra wood and Padauk would be the Pau Ferro or similar. The other, on this phone at least, looks a little like Mahogany.
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I'd say (from left to right): cocobolo, tiama, zebrawood, Pau ferro, padauk.

Tiama is a common name for many species similar to (sometimes called) mahogany. The color varies a lot, complicated by the fact it is not a single species.

Pau ferro is also called Bolivian rosewood, the blank 4th from the left looks quite similar to blanks that I have labeled as Bolivian rosewood. Also called Santos rosewood.

The other three I am pretty confident about and agree with you.

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Thank you for the help.
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