Made this for a friend. I got the cherry a few years ago from another friend. He said his Great-Grandfather had cut it some time around 1920. He used most of it for trim in his house. When I found that out it made my stomach hurt! He had one section around 36" of a 6x6 and told me if I'd make his wife a bowl from it I could have the rest. It's naturally really dark and as hard as superman's kneecap! It has some crazy chatoyance too. The top is glass with a camo sound board and the bottom has a smaller piece of slate inset. Almost forgot, the striker has a purple heart bottom with a madrone burl top.