It is very interesting to make a second instrument for someone because it not only has to stand on its own, but also make sense as a unit in someone’s collection. In this case, a low g was needed, so the soft wood top and hardwood back and sides was an easy choice. The amazing curly Port Orford Cedar, the Mastergrade walnut and the pistachio are all from Oregon and California, provided by woodfromthewest.com. The fir comes from an old floor joist, complete with one nail hole in the headstock. It sounds snappy but with good sustain and rich overtones, I’m quite happy with it.