This guitar has a super dry piercing tone. The back and sides are solid african mahogany, and the tone is superior to laminate Latcho Drom's I have tried.The frets are completely new. The guitar was re-fretted this year by Josh Hegg, and it has not been played much since. The only reason I want to sell this guitar is because I am looking for a new violin and possibly a middle eastern oud. I am willing to part with it for $900. A decent case is included with the guitar.