If you're a player that wants a guitar that can cover all kinds of gigs, this is the one for you. The Grand Auditorium body shape is appropriate for both fingerstyle players and heavier strummers. Blackwood is very similar to Australian Koa; both are Acacia trees and often feature striking grain patterns. This one is no exception, and is hypnotizingly iridescent in its coloring. Blackwood is sonically less crisp than Bunya or Spruce, with a more subdued output, but the result is a guitar that is balanced across all frequencies and excels at amplified performances. The Australian Blackwood back and sides is both visually stunning and perfectly balanced.