I'm tryn! Might have to make a softer paddle. Kinda backwards of normal. That B cherry is rock hard and dense. I've always struggled with stabilized wood, even with my pots. Just has a "different" sound. Lol...having to try and tune without chalk! All my stuff is in N FL and I can't find a piece of chalk around here to save my neck!Looks great. I didn’t realize you could use stabilized wood for a soundboard.