Glad to be part of this group. So here is my first post. I wanted to buy a Sonor Safari kit. I noticed on one music online distributor it said it was "crafted from select basswood". On all other descriptions from other stores it says 9mm of poplar. The one described with basswood retails $389 while the others are $479. I haven't received back any information as of yet. Any Sonor fans that may know the answer? Any help will be greatly appreciated.