I love how the pistachio wood allows me to truly "play" with the personality of an instrument. Sometimes I prefer a subtle look that requires closer inspection. Sometimes I like a more sculptural look that can be appreciated from farther away. This one allowed me the latitude to play with the white sapwood and reddish heart wood, especially across the divide of fretboard and headplate. In this case, the straight grain walnut from the Carpenter Ant stash was a perfect compliment to the "busier" pistachio.