My Favorite Wood???????????

I get this question about what wood is my most favorite.  Answer:  Don’t have one.  Every wood and every wood combination provides different flavor to the instrument and it is difficult to get into the ears and eyes of every individual.  Yes, I do like Koa–It is so pretty and varied but so expensive and is it really the best wood for this instrument???  Hmmmm!

I do like some alternatives though and my favorite Koa alternative is Oregon Black Walnut.  This wood approximates the same density of  most Koas  and it is definitely an attractive alternative.  Most of the instruments that I have made out of this wood have been pleasing to the ear and the eye. So hear you go!