Interesting, apparently Gibson used it on their flying V back in the day.
Limba (a.k.a. Korina)
Back in the fifties, Gibson® introduced a couple of space age looking guitars: the Flying V, and the Explorer. Both were made from white limba, which for some reason Gibson referred to instead as Korina (maybe limba didn’t sound sexy enough). Guitarists might drool at the mention of guitars made from Korina, but if you go to a lumberyard and ask for Korina, most managers will respond with a blank stare, followed by a comment like “Never heard of it….” Limba comes from Africa, and is somewhat difficult to come by here in the states (again, Limba is not the same thing as African mahogany). It produces a beautiful, warm rich tone, similar to mahogany, but with maybe just a touch more resonance.
Interesting perhaps Bill was going for something with similar tonal qualities to Mahogany ala the RS1 but had a little something something extra.
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