My guitar is in good shape, had it for 9 years. Here's the description courtesy Elderly Instruments: Solid cherry sides, back and neck, solid spruce top, fretboard & bridge of katalox (a Mexican hardwood), modified low oval neck shape, 1-11/16" nut. Headstock veneer, body binding, backstrip, heelcap, endpiece & pickguard are all tortoise. Multilayered rosette has tortoise center ring. Gold enclosed tuners, satin finish body & neck with gloss finish and aging toner on top. The cherry and katalox woods in this model originated in forests managed in a sustainable and ecologically responsible manner. Top & braces are from good Sitka spruce logs rescued on their way to the pulp mills.