Back is of two pieces of quartersawn wood with very curvy grain, with faint horizontal burl figure. Ribs are also of curvy grain, with faint vertical burl figures. The table is in two pieces, which come from completely different blocks of wood; the grains differ greatly. Both the belly and back swell higher and more sharply than those of more familiar Italian models; also the maximum swell occurs in the lower bout, rather than the more usual center. Medium brown varnish.