The Torrefaction process is applied to both soundboard and bracing to age these materials such that internal resins are crystallized and suspended water removed; much like what would naturally happen over the course of 20+ years of air drying. Mated with solid Indian rosewood back and sides and a bone nut and saddle the result is its Pre-war voice that will cause pause to anyone listening to this magnificent instrument. The Solo DeLuxe's 1-3/4" nut width and narrow C shaped neck optimize playing comfort. Graphtech Ratio-Tuned open-back tuners and Cleartone 7412B light gauge phosphor bronze strings complete this exquisite instrument. Deluxe Hardshell case included.