This guitar has a solid spruce top, laminated maple back and sides. Questionable Busato neck and headstock shape, with a rosewood fingerboard. When I got this guitar it had no tuners,no tailpiece, no strings. Jacques Mazzolini added a beautiful set of DR tuners/tailpiece and some strings in 2004!! The result is outstanding. This is the loudest Busato (might actually be a Favino) I have ever had...a lot of gypsy life...and much much more to give.