Thought I'd start a thread for progress pics of my Hive tenor. It's quite a ways from being built. But I received some nice pics of the wood and uke set from Jake. The back and sides are Katalox (Mexican Royal Ebony). Haven't seen any Katalox instruments before. But, of the many wood samples discussed with Jake, Katalox seems to have the right material properties and looks for me. It's hard, strong, dense with nice coloring and good figuring.