|Sapele (quarter sawn) $7/board-foot|
|Khaya (quarter sawn) $6/board-foot|
|Western Maple $3/board-foot|
So far, as for color and grain, I like the cherry. Not too dark, not too light, with a very distinct grain. Though I have been told cherry tends to darken over time.
Readers, feel free to chime in with opinions and recommendations.