#171 additional info

This is the supporting info for my conclusion that for those rosewoods for which I have a sufficient number of samples with which to make comparisons, M171 shows real similarity only to cocobolo, Brazilian rosewood, and camatillo rosewood, and that of those three it shows the most similarity to cocobolo. I'm not going to show the dozens of images that it would take to demonstrate that M171 is not similar to any of my other rosewood samples; you'll have to take my word for that.

As stated on the main mystery wood page, the owner now has some reason to believe that this is Brazilian rosewood.

This is NOT a definite conclusion that M171 is cocobolo but it's as close a match as I can find.