Margi is a friend and daughter of my neighbor and best friend Tim. For her wedding I built her a ukulele made entirely out of woods from right around our properties. It has curly ash back and sides from a tree that Tim and I took down that was shading his garden. The top is spruce from a tree that came down in a storm in-town, about 6 miles from our houses. The neck is Pennsylvania cherry found in an old barn on a farm where Tim and I spent some time. The fingerboard and bridge are dogwood from the back of my property, and the headstock overlay is a dogwood root burl that Tim’s son dragged out of the woods and Tim presented to me. A real friend is one who knows you will be interested in a big of, slightly rotten, root burl!
Margi and her husband are veterinarians out in Wyoming, and great lovers of horses, hence the ‘horse’ inlay theme.