Snakewood is also called Letterwood and Leopardwood. It is a dark red to reddish brown with irregular black speckles or stripes. Very hard and heavy, probably harder then ebony. The wood comes from Guyana and Surinam.
The Snakewood/Cypress Dome has the headplate, fingerboard, pickguard, bridge and back inlay in snakewood. The guitar is made with Spanish cypress back and sides, and old growth Port Orford cedar top. Tuners are Waverly’s with.......... snakewood buttons!