This commissioned guitar was made from a very nicely figured set of African Mahogany. Originally intended to make neck blanks, the load of Mahogany turned out to be much too figured for neck wood and it was processed into back and side sets. This guitar features contrasting figured Maple wood bindings on the body and neck, along with black and white purflings. Mahogany is a traditional instrument wood in part because of its ease of working and taking a fine finish. A faux tortoise pickguard and Rosewood fretboard and bridge give this guitar a vintage look, and the sound is clear and warm. An L. R. Baggs Active Element pickup was installed. Due to the new owner arriving from out of state to pick up the guitar very shortly after completion, the photo shoot had to be done quickly. Better images of this beautiful guitar will hopefully be obtained in the future.