Burl from Myanmar (Burma). Very rare wood usually extremely
expensive and mostly sold in veneers. These however are chatoyant
grain natural color solid wood. Burmese farmers and laborers dig up
old stumps from rice paddies as well as clear cut forested areas by
hand. They wash and cull the dirt, rocks and outer bark.
This wood was collected in
2003 and is very scarce due to the political climate of communist
Myanmar, whose controlling war lords know as "The Red Wat" only
export heroin and annually have a gem auction.
This wood comes from the
roots that have a cherry color. The trunk wood however is blonde and
some guitars that are made from the junction wood will have specks
or grain of blonde wood. These are not defects but merely the
character of the wood. Most are all cherry color. Please state