Mahogany, Rosewood, and UV


I am just finishing up a D18-style build with Rosewood details at the buyer's request (binding, fingerboard, head stock, pick guard, bridge etc.). Normally these details would all be ebony, which looks great, but I am really liking how the Rosewood complements the Mahogany on this instrument. This is the first time I have used UV light to darken the top, also by request, which gives it a golden color rather than the white of new Adirondack/red spruce. While I like that white color on a Rosewood guitar, particularly with herringbone, I think the golden color looks really good with the Mahogany