One of my all time favorite woods, tiger stripe Maple. This beautiful wood is elaborately set off by the highly figured Australian Blackwood binding that I get from Pacific Rim Tonewoods. I just love the look.
The Master-grade Redwood blends nicely with the other woods. The neck is Black Walnut and the fretboard and heel cap are Honduran Rosewood. This will be a gorgeous uke whn it is completed. The fretboard and heel cap are Honduran Rosewood and the frets are gold tone, Is is coming along nicely. This Uke is going to a Bellingham player.
I have great expectations for the sound of this fine grained Redwood. It came from an old water tank on top of a New York City apartment house. Maple backs and sides at a fine crisp tone.
The spalted Maple peg head plate shows lot of tiger striping and will match the back and sides well. Even the signature g is spalted and shows interesting salt patterns.
And finally, this maple back is delightfully un-regular. Amazing designs provided by mother nature.