The rosewood is real dark, darker than you see in the pictures. The side wood is a little weird it has mahogony traits in it's appearance but it is cleary rosewood. (I like uniqueness) Tuners are all new designe this year and amazingly smooth and solid. Head stock is now gloss black instead of rosewood veneer. This year is the first year for Sitka for the top, and I could tell the difference right away in comparison to the model I played 4 months ago. The notes have more seperation not as much of that natural chorus thing going on. You can tell she will hold up just fine to heavier strumming if need be.
The guitar has good bottom end and is farely loud for a brand new 14 series. Cant wait to break her in.
The action is as low as my electrics right out of the box and it plays like butter.