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Lyptus is an engineered wood. Meaning it has been engineered to grow at a faster rate to yield more and replenish faster. I believe it is South American and from what I seen and read, it is a cousin to Mahogany. It has also been referred to as the "poor man's mahogany" I have looked at lyptus boards at my supplier and it does have the characteristics of mahogany but it doesn't seem to be quite as hard. It was also about 2.00/bf cheaper than real mahogany.

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