The figured redwood is going to finish out and look very sweet. We were just looking online at some videos of arch lute players which is very reminiscent of this instrument.
Here Anthony is holding it like it will be in its finished state. You can still see the truss rod and carbon fiber reinforcement bars we added to help with the strength of the neck for the additional strings that will be on the instrument. This design has intrigued us since we started drawing it out, and now that it is getting so close to being finished we are even more excited to hear its first notes!