Tomorrow we will begin a tenor for Timark. He has chosen wood from the old Big Leaf Maple that the city removed from the Fountain District several years ago. The tree was ill and heavily spalted. We were able to salvage enough wood for several ukes. Timark was given his choice of these pieces for back and sides.
His choice was number 3.
Here are the sides, Again he chose #3.
His uke will have a Sitka Spruce soundboard much like this "bear claw" top and a back and sides of the spalted Maple like on this tenor that my apprentice Rick is building for himself.
If you like wild wood you might make Rick an offer. He might be willing to sell it.