Here is an ukulele just recently finished and made of Tasmanian Blackwood (Koa’s relative from the southern hemisphere). Although not yet strung up, I believe that this instrument will offer a crisp but full sound. The wood is a bit denser than Koa but with an excellent, bright tap tone and sustain. I have made other instruments from this same wood and they have all been very pleasant to the ear.
The binding is East India Rosewood with rope-style purfling and matching back strip. The finger board and bridge are Macassar Ebony. This is a shop instrument so tuners, strings and case will be per new owners request. Accents are Oregon Curly Maple. Neck is African Mahogany and has a soft “C” shape that I am becoming increasingly fond of.