This guitar is truly salvaged from luthier off-cuts. The four-piece Brazilian Rosewood back is made from luthier scraps that were too small to use for a traditional instrument. The sides are from a beautiful Macassar Ebony board that was discarded from a luthier supply house because it had a twist in it. The top is torrefied, Sitka Spruce salvaged from Southeast Alaska. This wild combination of woods creates a big, warm tone.