I love selecting curly, multi color Myrtle because it matches so well with the pistachio wood. It makes for a wild design that looks even better close up, as you see the endless detail these woods offer. Even though Myrtle sounds great, I know most folks pick it because of how it looks, which is fine by me. Good thing it has such a balanced tone and nice volume to boot. The Myrtle for this came from a pile of cut offs I inherited from Char before she retired. The pistachio is from California orchards. The fir neck is salvaged from a pig barn in The Dalles.