I've spent the past few days practicing and never really gave my new guitar a "thorough once-over". I noticed how incredible the engleman spruce top looks. While the guitar is "new", it's been sitting in the glass case for a number of years where I bought it. The color of the top has really mellowed over the years with lots of silking. I've got a number of high end guitars but this is by far the nicest engleman top I've come across. This one was made by John Kinnard. He really chose some top quality wood for this one!