Hold that Tiger!
Being a sucker for any new and different wood, I couldn’t resist this recent offering from Luthier’s Mercantile. It is called Tigrillo. I don’t know a whole lot more about the wood other than LMI reports that it is from Peru and is responsibly harvested and maintained. The wood has a vertical tiger-like stripe and is golden in color. I find it to provide a warm and rich tone. Here it is paired with a Canadian Sitka Spruce top. The finger board and bridge are Mexican Bocote. The ukulele is old school for me with a center sound hole and no side port. Strung initially with Aquila low “G”. Binding is East India Rosewood. The finger board and bridge are Mexican Bocote.