We talk about the beautiful materials used to build violin-family instruments often on this page.  While maple gets most of the glory in the violin world, there are other woods that are just as lovely.

This Rogeri-pattern Shen bass just arrived with this swirly, chocolaty, mesmerizing willow back and I had to share it!

My apologies for the light reflections – soon we’ll have a dedicated spot to take photos…I can’t wait!