Obviously you have to really love wood if you want to be a luthier and this is certainly the case for our lutherie team. William, in particular, loves to combine woods and really appreciates unusual markings which make a given piece of wood, and then a harp, especially distinctive.
If you would like to combine woods, feel free, when you are ordering your harp, to use the "Notes" section of your order to tell us which kind of wood you would like to have where. We do recommend against using flamed maple as part of the soundbox. We think it adds too much weight to the harp.
There is an upcharge for flamed maple because it is a less common wood and we have to pay quite a bit more for it from our supplier.