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I am working on a commission for a bluegrass player who wants something with a darker sound than her Chinese instrument gives her. I am considering three options: 1. Thicker back 2. Raise the ribs by a couple of mm and use fuller cross arching or 3. Use an alternative wood for the back (I have a nice piece of birch, for example, and some willow) Would you use one of these strategies? Something else entirely?