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The exact same guitar is pictured on this link, click on picture of back, identical and according to them, real wood.
http://shoppingcart.djangobooks.com/Item/busato-oval-hole-grand-modele-4



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A one-of-a-kind example, this exceptionally rare Busato features highly figured solid back and sides which are not easily identified. It could be cypress, Japanese tamo, ash, or a rare form of maple grown in the San Juan Islands of Washington State.
 

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What about a rotary cut veneer from a smaller figured branch? Would that produce a grain pattern that sort of repeats like that? Maybe I'm using the wrong term...
 

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All I know is this guitar maker was either a genius with woodworking and/or had really good eyes and luck for finding wood like that.
 

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I worked in a sawmill as a kid, amazing what mother nature can do.
More a matter of patience and luck than genius, luthier didn't make the pattern, it grew that way.
 

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I read about people growing trees way back when and tying cords around the trunk to induce certain grain patterns. Might be an example of that?? Either way, really pretty.

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