Heritage Music Products specializes in handcrafted solid American Black Walnut instrument stands. Our walnut is from reclaimed downed trees. The logs are milled and dried in a kiln using the sawdust from the sawmill for heat. Walnut is the premier American hardwood your instrument deserves. To protect the sustainability of our hardwood resources, HMP uses the entire walnut log including the light tan areas close the the bark. Furniture makers normally dispose of light colored walnut or small knots and wild grain. We occasionally list this highly figured walnut under a Special Editions tab. If your taste gravitates to a more organic look please check these out.