If you're a connisseur of fine exotic woods, this wood represents Ultimate Bragging Rights. We've come into a very limited supply of what is arguably the world's rarest exotic wood, harvested from a single mutant Mahogany tree logged in the jungle of Honduras in the 1960's. If you're interested in the whole history of the wood, here's a link for info. http://symphontreemusic.com/the-legend-of-the-tree/ These grips have rich gold and brown coloring, and feature the quilted tortoiseshell figure which makes this wood one of the most prized in making high end guitars. The chatoyance is remarkable...any change is lighting angle causes the colors to "flip", showing great depth and clarity of grain. This wood is also denser than regular Mahogany, so it's not just a pretty face; it's just as suited to everyday carry as it is to a rightful spot in a presentation grade display. The grain was painstaking filled, and many hand-rubbed coats of tung oil give them a gloss luster to give protection and years of beautiful service. If interested, we'll be glad to send a short (3-4 second) video to show how this wood really looks, because still pics just don't do it justice.