I'm not happy with the wood Amati supplied for the 2nd planking. The grain, character and color just don't make my heart skip a beat. I love pretty woods. I need my heart to skip a beat.
I went looking for something that makes my heart skip a beat and maybe found it. It looks like they stock some very nice veneer woods. The veneers are 1/42". That works out to 0.024". The wood Amati supplies is 0.019" so I get a whole 0.005" to play with.
They have some interesting quarter-sawn mahogany I was looking at using in place of what Amati supplied.
I'm pretty sure the ribbon is sapele.
I have never bought from them but they do take pictures of the actual veneer they have. All the quality online hardwood stores do that, so that's a good sign.
Please comment on the ups, downs and any problems that could be encountered going this route.