A wood that's often chosen for single cut guitars, i.e. guitars that are constructed out of a single slab of wood, mahogany is neutral and powerful. Many mahogany guitars have a maple top, which truly brings out the best tonal characteristics of both woods. Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, body made from mahogany.Feb 11, 2016
Right now they build them in Nashville and Memphis, as well as Bozeman, MT. They started in Kalamazoo, MI, but they no longer operate that factory (it's now Heritage Guitars). If you have an authentic Gibson, you can find out more about it by looking at the serial number.