The case is made from Cocobolo (rosewood) from a slab I bought in Costa Rica. The splines are ebony. In about a year it will turn a nice deep red.
It's really not this brown,
more like this.
Buttons also cocobolo. Holes drilled in the ends go over pushbuttons.
The router jig used to cut the slots for the splines.
And this reminds me of a joke. How do you double the value of a Jugo car? You fill up the tank. Got it? :)
Thanks John, I really appreciate it.