Quarter-sawn white oak such as this is common in the furniture trade and was also used in parlor guitars, mandolins and banjos at the turn of the 20th century. To my ears, it has the volume of maple but a dustier sound, more old timey in a way. I paired it with a spruce top, pistachio fretboard, headplate and binding from California orchards and a fir floorboard neck. This oak is from the Carpenter ant stash in Portland and I have more like it. Drop me a line if you would like it in a uke or a banjo.