#416- Bearclaw Spruce and Pistachio Tenor Ukulele

This tenor ukulele is on its way to Switzerland, which got me thinking about my job as a curator of wooden bits, destined to be combined into an object that then makes music. The spruce is salvaged old growth from Alaska, the amazing grafted pistachio comes from California orchards and the old growth Douglas fir was pulled out of a pig barn in The Dalles, OR. I then labor to make them fit together in the most functional and beautiful way that I can, send it off and hope that it lands in good hands. Bon voyage.