There is nothing we can say that will do this ukulele justice! It is absolutely gorgeous. We decided on a traditional design with minimal bindings and adornments to allow the spalted maple to be the masterpiece. It's come up a real treat. We love how the indigo blue pearl rosette finishes off the look and gives it our signature Bondi feel. Maple makes a wonderful tonewood with deep lows and sweet highs, add our perfect setup and you have yourself a uke you will truly love until the day you pass this one onto your grandkids.