Some of the best sounding flutes I have ever made were made from Padouk wood. I would think those same properties would translate into excellent guitars. This is what I have in my shop right now. The large piece is 1-15/16" x 8-3/4" x 42-1/2" to give you an idea of scale. The three smaller pieces have been sitting in my shop since 2009, so I gave them a light pass through the drum sander to bring out the color & grain. The large piece is waxed, just as it came from Gilmer Wood a couple of weeks ago. What's your experience with Padouk? I only found one thread about a Padouk guitar on this forum, and it was an electric. I'm interested in hearing about anyone's experiences with Padouk in an acoustic, whether classical or steel-string.