Goldfield burls are a rare and wonderful species from Australia that can be expected to yield exceptional projects! This cap has been air dried for 3.5 years as of 2019 and contains some residual moisture, but is mostly dry. It has been hand planed on the surface of the face to reveal natural burl eyes & rich color. The surface is not flat. The back is natural and bark free with a unique live burl edge that can be utilized creatively. Some surface checks and incursions may be present. Please see photos for details, and feel free to call if you have any questions. This burl cap has numerous checks present. Must be able to work with! When the term "rustic" is included in an item's description or title, it means that the piece has numerous defects, such as checks, cracks, incursions, knots, or other defects that may present issues when working with it. We will describe the defects as thoroughly as possible, but there may be some that are not specifically described or are more serious than what is visible by just looking at the wood. These pieces should not be used for any type of instrument and it is recommended that an epoxy or another similar substance is used to stabilize the wood.