The Alvarez Acoustic Electric AF30CE is one seriously cool bit of kit! The combination of the 'folk' size, Solid Spruce top, Mahogany back & sides along with a B-Band designed pickup the Alvarez Acoustic Electric AF30CE stands out from the crowd!! The Alvarez Acoustic Electric AF30CE Folk Acoustic Guitar is an entry point for the Artist Series. This is a well-made instrument, delivering real value. The Folk body shape has impressive projection for its size. Its tone is enhanced with advanced scalloped bracing and other premium components such as bone saddles and nuts and a bi-level rosewood bridge. The term "solid top" of course refers to the soundboard of an acoustic guitar being made of solid wood, rather than being laminated. However, just because the top is solid, it does not necessarily mean the sound automatically benefits from this feature. The tone of the instrument only improves significantly when the whole guitar is built correctly to really release the energy a solid soundboard can generate.