This beauty has no name, I think I shall leave that up to its eventual owner, I expect however that it will have a beautiful voice. I selected its cedar soundboard despite the slight dark sap streak that you can see just to the left of the rosette because this piece of wood had the most beautiful ringing bell like tone when I tap tuned it. I figured that like a mole on the cheek of Maria Callas, once you hear her sing it becomes a beauty mark. This board has 415 growth rings across the lower bout, An amazing piece of hard, tight grained cedar.
The fretboard is Ebony radiused to 12' as of course are the frets, nut and saddle. The bridge will also be ebony and will hold the buffalo bone (American bison) saddle . The nut is also of bison bone. The frets are silver in color, the dots on top and side are of mother of pearl. The peg head plate that holds the G logo is an ornate piece of spalted maple and will hold the Peghed 4/1 gear ratio tuners that I like so well.
This uke has a terrific book matched koa back utilizing the sap wood edge strip. The back is darker than this photo shows and the figure is very lovely. The neck is Honduran mahogany and the heel cap is ebony. This is turning out to be a beautiful Uke, hopefully with the looks and voice of Callas, No! that won't work, Callas was a soprano and this is a tenor- How about "a voice like Caruso".