This maker produces one of the most "fundamental" sounding guitars in the world today. The clarity and evenness of the trebles is nothing short of amazing. Deep, clear basses combine to produce a superlative tonal output. Simon Ambridge ranks as one of the great European builders of classical guitars. His output is limited and every instrument is meticulously crafted to his specifications. This particular guitar has superb European Spruce for the top, which is perfectly quartered, revealing the "silk " as an interlocking grain pattern. Back and sides are seasoned old growth Brazilian Rosewood of extremely high quality. The sound is magnificent, with plenty of volume. Truly a world class instrument!