First off, see the below post about music/craft/community, as it also applies to this uke!
For this alto, Jeri came to the shop and picked out some nice pieces of wood. The top is Oregon spruce from Camp Westwind, the gnarly cherry back and sides are from the Carpenter Ant stash, the mahogany neck is salvaged from a furniture maker and the pistachio comes from California orchards. Compared to the more earth tone look and breathy sound of Jann’s uke below, this one has a crisper look and sound that I also like. It is pretty hard to hear the difference on the video but it’s something I can feel when I play, although it’s pretty subtle.