No, I agree. The spalted maple doesn't go well. But I had these about ready to ship to a customer, so I thought I would throw them on and take a few shots.
I'm really thinking that I like the red color, but just not the plain jane double diamonds. I'm thinking something like a really nice snakewood or an amboyna burl. I'm going to order some slim bushings, so I will probably wait until those come in before I made my own set of grips. Thanks for all the compliments.