I was out on a vacation/road trip last week with a friend and we passed through Oregon along the coast. I saw a sign (the first of what I didn't know at the time would be about 100 signs) saying mrytlewood. So we turned down the road and pretty much drove into someones front yard. An old woman came out to greet us and showed us around some of the stuff they had available (not much). I guess her son actually ran the place but he was out for a few hours doing something else. I found one piece of wood that was *decent* among about 30 boards and grabbed it so we could come away with something. We were ready to take off but she just wanted to keep showing us more stuff. We went into their workshop and she went digging around. I looked at the stuff they had out but most of what they had was too thin or to narrow for any instruments. Finally she pulled out this board that was covered in moss and dirt and totally rough cut. It was impossible to tell what was dirt, what was saw marks, and what was figure. It was thick enough and wide enough for a 1 piece top so I asked how much she wanted for it. It was pretty close to nothing and we had room in the car so I grabbed it. 6 days later we got home and a planed it/sanded it out and man is it a crazy piece of wood. There's funky flame all up and down it, weird burl/birdseyes all over it, some strange knots. etc. Needless to say it's just about my favorite type of thing... a weird piece of strangely attractive wood I found on a road trip and it was very cheap. So........ here's a picture. It's going to become an unlined fretless 4 string SF-4 when the time comes. That's all I've got.