Every once in a while a piece of pistachio just leaps off the shelf and yells "pick me, pick me!" I have never seen a fretboard like this one and don't expect I ever will. I paired it with a subtle bird's eye maple neck and a rim made of three different boards of maple for a unique look. All of the maple comes from the Carpenter Ant stash in Portland, the Pistachio comes from California Orchards. The customer wanted this in the standard banjo tuning, so I put heavier gauge strings on it and tuned it down to gdgbd. Even with the short scale, this tuning works although it is a pretty mellow sound, which is why some folks seem to like it. Either way, this one is ready to head to Colorado and make some music!