Cindy from Arkansas has ordered a tenor with a Western Red Cedar soundboard and she specified cedar with stripes if possible. Well I have some marvelous cedar and some of it has stripes. Here are her choices. Which would you advise her to choose?
Another choice is just a clear piece of this fine grained cedar with no stripes at all. This is wood that I have had for fifty years, I split many seven foot long, two inch thick planks from a 40 foot log of perfectly straight grain. The best old growth cedar I have ever known. I still have a couple of the planks, priceless.