I'd think Bloodwood would take the detail and you wouldn't have the Padauk pores getting into the act...Bloodwood colors preserve better anyways usually.
Think I'd go hard Maple though, and then play with some Pin Cherry resin I've got(or maybe Dragonblood resin(common incense in New Age stores).
See Ron......Ya got me playing with it in my head already
Got 3 thin boards(Indian Rosewood/Padauk/and Cocobolo with Very nice heart/sap lines) out today just to imagine(they've been out trying to figure what they want to be, just not all in one place for a serious look)
Thanks again for stirring the grey matter!