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I recently had an opportunity to play a SJ-300: rosewood

back and sides with mahogany neck. Besides the wonderful

tone, I was equally impressed with how much heavier this

guitar felt than a comparable SJ-200. Both guitars had the

same pickup installed. Is it just me or does

a mahogany neck/rosewood body weigh more than a

maple/maple guitar?

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Rosewood should tend to be heavier in weight than Maple as it is a denser wood. I used to own a handbuilt guitar with African Padauk back and sides once. It was an OM size guitar but weighed much more than my Rosewood AJ Dread. Cocobolo is also a heavy wood as is Madi, Pau Ferro and some others.

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