This beautiful Ziricote is exceptionally high quality, A grade material. It is the same material that we use to cut instrument sets that are sold to larger instrument companies. Occasional very faint hairline checks may be present in black streaks; these are usually on or near the sapwood. Minor end checks may be present. This lumber was freshly cut in December of 2021 and contains moisture. It is shrink wrapped to protect it and needs to be kept in shrink wrap until used and must be slowly dried. It has been surfaced on two sides, and is wax sealed on the ends.This wood It is getting much harder to obtain so stock up and take advantage of the wonderful pricing! There is a soft area on the right hand edge.