Just finished this set made of English Walnut, harvested from a tree in Northern California. I cut and shaped this set specifically to fit with an extended magwell. Walnut has always been one of my favorites, and this species seems to have more contrast and character. Warm tones, with loads of figuring. The only dislike I might have for building grips specifically to fit with a magwell is, the front and rear edges have to be thin to follow the radius of the magwell and I prefer edges front and back that are a little "beefier", and not so thin. The wood is still gorgeous though!