I’ve been jokingly referring to this one as Bulgarian Eelwood. It’s a wild looking piece, hence needing a flamboyant name. It’s actually ‘Indonesian’ Rosewood, this is a trade name for Indian Rosewood that has been plantation grown. It grows faster than it would in the wild so the grain pattern is wider and you get these amazing stripes, but it’s still the same species (Dalbergia Latifolia) that we know and love. I’ve got a standard Indian Rosewood OM on the go at the moment if you’d prefer something more classic looking.
Sitka spruce top, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and ziricote bridge. The bridge plate is maple like on early Martins. Supposedly this helps focus the trebles but you can be the judge of that!