Description:This dreadnought features a solid cedar top that adds an increase to the low end and an initial volume boost. Brilliant mahogany back and sides complement the cedar top giving you an excellent warm deep sound. The Dreadnought was designed to help a guitar player stand out in a mix of instruments and the STS105NT is no exception when it comes to doing so. Features:Nut/Saddle: Bone.Soundhole Rosette: Mahogany w/Maple. TOP WOOD Western Red Cedar is a softer wood that has great warmth. Because of the warmth of cedar, it pairs very well w/ the human voice and is great for singer/songwriters. Cedar naturally amplifies quieter playing styles and is a favorite of finger pickers. BODY SHAPE The dreadnought body shape has been the most popular shape for decades now for a number of reasons. First, it has a nice balance between low, mid and high frequencies. Where somebody shapes scoop the mid-range, a dreadnought will bring the midrange up. This is important when playing w/ a group of instruments. The midrange of a guitar will stand out. Because of the tonal balance of a dreadnought, the sound does not get muddy and will be very articulate even when a player is a more aggressive picker.