POPP stands for Port Orford Pickin' Plucker... catchy name, eh? This mis- named member of the Cypress family, Port Orford Cedar, owns the distinction of being the best, quickest transmitter of sound of any wood. Many classical and flamenco guitars are made with Cypress and Cedar, so we gave it a try. So glad that we did. Maybe it's the soundholes, but everyone loves this one!
We've all seen alternative soundholes that make you wonder... why? These work very well, visually and for the purpose. My Mentor, Craig, kinda flipped when he saw this neck idea. Everyone else, including me, enjoyed it. Neck of Wenge and Cedar, binding of Curly Walnut, dual veneers of Ebony on the headstock, Ebony Fretboard, Curly Koa Tailpiece, and the 'mystifying' Corian Bridge with toes carved onto the bridge feet. No, that is not a stone Bridge, but it does hide Fishman electronics. This is the one I turn to when I play Baritone. It Is Alive! Excellent projection and sustain. It also has a two way truss rod, just in case the neck may deform over time.
This Baritone uke has been sold to Stephan in Biloxi... hope you love it!