I’ve been working lately to try and unify the materials for these instruments a bit more. What I mean is, the rim, neck, fretboard, headplate, etc…all get processed at different times up to three months apart. That means I have to keep track of what is what for several months of instruments at a time. Not a big deal, but it takes time, space and lots of extra wood inventory to make sure everything matches well. In this month’s case, I also am trying to make the fretboards and headplates flow together in an organic way, which also takes extra work. I think its worth it, even if no one else notices it! Walnut from the Carpenter Ant stash, pistachio from California Orchards.