This beauty is for an old friend and talented musician, Kailin Yong. We played in a band together for many years and I am happy to support him by building him a few instruments recently. The bird's eye and quilted maple came from Crosscut in Portland and the pistachio is from California orchards. Kailin has a unique ability to make a string instrument sing and I hope he finds this one up to the task. I think the tone is especially vibrant due to the hard maple and I can't wait to hear what he does with it!