the finish is several coats of polyurethane.

some rosewood that I bought so long ago I've forgotten which one it is (a lot of rosewoods get hard to tell apart). I think it's a very subdued piece of kingwood but I'm not positive. The light center part is red oak and the base is bloodwood.

goncalo alves

this one's big and ugly (I think) and clunky, but some people like it.