This is Passernig #42, which I picked up yesterday at Smoky Mountain Guitars in Pigeon Forge, TN.
The back and sides are Pearwood of all things. According to Dan at SMG, Passernig harvested this tree from his family property in Germany. It's old wood, plain in figure. There are even a couple of tiny knots on the back. The top is Englemann, the neck is mahoghany. The headstock overlay looks like Rosewood to me, though it could be streaky Ebony. The binding is Maple. Other features include a varnish finish and abbreviated pickguard with matching Maple binding.
All that aside, it's about the tone isn't it? And I've got to say that this one has "it" in spades.....the chop, the volume, the clarity, the consistency up the neck, it is all there. Probably the most remarkable thing is the volume. I have played lots of mandolins and I am sure I've never played one louder than this one. It's such a cool feeling to play a mandolin that isn't compromised in some way. I've owned some that sound great with new strings, or when you play right over the sweet spot, or only in first position, or only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, etc. This one is not like those. It seems to have it all.