Heartwood is walnut brown, with dark variegated streaks. In some instances a reddish tinge can be apparent.
The grain is normally interlocked, and crotch material is often highly figured. The wood is reported to finish well and give a lustrous appearance.
Material can be porous and sanding sealer is recommended. Material machines easily and responds well to hand tools.
Received the wood yesterday and it is amazing! My wife is already asking if I can make some furniture out of it instead of a guitar. I guess I may be calling you in the future for another project : ).