I'm talking to a custom builder right now about a new bass, and can't really decide on which kind of wood to use as the top wood of my new main axe. Right now I am deciding between: Goncalo alves, Amboyna burl, Thuya burl, and mesquite burl. I got a link with some pictures of woods. http://www.galleryhardwoods.com/gallery.htm Anyone care to comment on nice looking woods for tops. My bass will be totally clean. No pickups, no controls, no output jack, etc so the wood quality will be important. I am not looking for anything too flashy, but has to be interesting and pleasing. It will be oiled. Neck-through, 6 string fretted. If you have a picture of a bass with favorite wood, please post it, or a link!! Thanks to anyone that will contribute! I'll post pics when it's done!!!