This is the beautiful ellis 12 string acoustic guitar. It has a OOO body shape and vintage style. The OOO small body guitar is a combination of solid Mastergrade Sitka Spruce and solid East Indian Rosewood renowned for acoustic and sound-producing qualities. Solid Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge, Gotoh Chrome Tuners, solid Bone Nut and Saddle result is a simple and beautiful traditional instrument.
The soundboard is the most important factor in the tone of an acoustic guitar. Most Soundboards are made from Sika Spruce. Sika Spruce is an extremely resonant and strong blonde tonewood.
The timber used in the back and sides must be denser, harder and heavier than the soundboard material. The timber used in the back and sides adds upper partial harmonics to the signal generated by the sound board. Aesthetics play a large part in timber choice too. Rosewood is the preferred traditional tonewood for guitar back and sides.
Fingerboard tonewoods are usually the densest in the guitar. Being unfinished, the timbers that makes the best fingerboards are those with natural oils which tend to protect the wood from staining and discolouration from prolonged playing. Ebony is one of the most common tonewood choices for fingerboards on acoustic guitars.