I built this acoustic for myself, being the first flat-top style acoustic i have made. Although i have finished a few arch-top guitars and a mandolin prior to finishing this guitar. The body shape came about from redesigning the ergonomical aspects of acoustic instruments. i wanted the body to feel comfortable while also adding a couple of extra strings to double the high E and B strings tuned in unison. Primarly i use standard guitar tuning though alternative tunings are very fun to play with on this guitar. there is a piezo pickup under the bridge saddle which can be blended with the magnetic Bartolini pickup. the top wood is Sitka spruce, the sides and back are curly maple. the neck is birds eye maple and bubinga with and ebony fretboard. the trim is all walnut.