"Emeralds On Kazumarba"
I like to use emerald fretmarkers, finely cut and set in a jeweler's bezel. This particular instrument was crafted from a native Sumatran hardwood described to me as "Kazumarba".
I know nothing more about it as I built the piece out of shipping crates kept as family heirlooms. Fourteen crates were built to ship home the belongings of a Christian Missionary from Sumatra sixty years ago.
The wood resembles mahogany but weighs more than rosewood. This is just another example of what I am prepared to go through to build the instrument you always wanted.