This wood is Tasmanian Black Heart Sassafras. I’ve been looking for some to use on an ukulele for some time and scored this piece from an unmatched guitar set. The spalting (dark colored wood) is created by a fungus, giving very piece of this wood a unique appearance. It is rarely seen in the US. I used Hawaiian curly Koa as binding and kept the purfling really plain with a black/white combination. The fret board and bridge are radiused Madagascar Ebony. Accents are spalted Hawaiian Mango and the peg head face is Vanuatu Maidou burl. The neck is baked, curly Maple with a Koa lamination. Gotoh planetary tuners and Phd flourocarbon, low “G” strings. The instrument has good volume and a bright tone.