Pistachio Christmas Ornament with Carved Toy Soldier (AC01)
Pistachio is an exceptional and unique wood for luthiers to use in building guitars and ukuleles. We started reclaiming and using Pistachio wood in 2002. The wood has unmatched qualities that will make great acoustic instruments. We personally recover trees that have become unproductive in the orchards of the San Joaquin Valley. When the trees are removed they are replanted with new trees making this a very eco-friendly and sustainable guitar wood. The trunks are small compared to other trees used for making guitars so large pieces are rare. We air dry our Pistachio wood for at least three years.
Pistachio is also a great wood for making other items like Christmas Ornaments. This piece showcases excellent color and contrast. The wood will also change color under a blacklight. All of our Christmas Ornaments are hand sanded to a fine surface for finishing. We apply multi coats of food grade walnut oil by hand to bring out the natural beauty and luster of this wood. Up to 50 coats of French polish finish is then applied to protect your cross. The final step is buffing with Gilboy’s beeswax imported from England.
This ornament is 3 inches by 4 1/4 inches and has our Toy Soldier carved on one side.
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