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Old 01-01-2018, 09:31 PM
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Default Olympic mahogany

Were these 70,s kits 100% mahogany, and were they 3 ply shells also?
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Old 01-02-2018, 01:38 AM
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Default Re: Olympic mahogany

If your referring to the African Mahogany shells then yes they were 3ply (100%) with Beech rings
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:14 AM
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Thanks for that info Duke...cant wait to get them, I bet they sound "perfect"
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:16 AM
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What wrap is it?
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:29 AM
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Red...not really that desirable imo, but its the shells that matter here.
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:33 AM
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Default Re: Olympic mahogany

Hell yeah, my favorite shells! So underrated...and three actual ply's of AM, no filler.
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:44 PM
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Default Re: Olympic mahogany

Lets not forget 3 ply beech shells from Sonor!!!....my fave!
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Old 01-05-2018, 01:10 AM
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Default Re: Olympic mahogany

Some early Prems also had 3 ply Beech shells though are not anywhere near as common as the Finnish Birch shells
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:17 AM
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Default Re: Olympic mahogany

Amati also made 3ply and later 6ply beech shells.
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Old 01-05-2018, 12:25 PM
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I wonder why most of the builders back then DID NOT use African mahogany?...I'm thinking it was a matter of supply and cost associated with getting it to the factory?
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