This is a premium piece of rare, Quilted Sapele , my last piece I’ll have for who knows long.
NOTE: It requires decent lighting to see the depth of character, as in these photos.
Quite dark in low lighting, it flashes almost tiger’s eye-like depth & character in bright light.
7/8″ bore straight through, 1-piece body with uninterrupted grain.
Nice, low E4 fundamental that is quite noticeably deeper than, say, an F#.
Standard minor pentatonic scale, with cross-fingerings and some second register.
Penetrating “drying oil” finish is permanent but “in the wood, not on top” for natural burnished. semi-gloss durability. Flute wax is compatible but not necessary.
Shipping’s on TEN dollars (I share the cost including a premium shipping tube).
Sounds much like the ones I just did in Walnut: