Indo Rosewood

This client wanted the look of Madagascar Rosewood–sadly, no longer available or scarce.  My go to alternative was Indonesian Rosewood.  While not a true rosewood, this wood has the look of the older Madagascar or even Brazilian rosewood with a great color and some spider web figure–dense and with a bright and responsive tap tone.  I have paired it with a vertical scratch, bear claw Sitka spruce.  The binding is curly maple and the neck is a wide (1 1/2″) Oregon black walnut with African ebony fingerboard.  Tuners are Gotoh 4::1.  Accents are Indonesian ambonya burl.   The head stock inlay is a Christian Dove in mother of pearl.  While not yet strung up, my spidey sense tells me that this instrument will meet all the requirements of its new owner in both appearance and sound.