It is another beautifully crafted guitar with great attention to detail. Specs are as follows:
- Solid Canadian Cedar Top
- Layered Mahogany Back & Sides
- Mahogany Neck
- Rosewood fretboard and bridge
- Buffalo bone nut & saddle
- Open Pore Finish
Sapele which is used on the back and sides of this guitar often mistakenly referred to as African mahogany because it closely resembles the West African wood khaya, which is commercially known as African mahogany. Sapele is a highly sustainable, relatively fast-growing wood. Tonally, it does everything that mahogany does, with a little extra treble zing.
Cedar wood as used for the solid top of the Rustica GAC is less dense than spruce and this translates into a warmer sound. Sitka Spruce for example has a full dynamic range where cedar makes quieter tones louder.
Cedar does impose more of a ceiling on high volume levels when played aggressively...heavy strumming for example. Players with a lighter touch will sound wonderful on a cedar top guitar though and it is especially suited to finger style players where that lighter touch will be amplified a little more.
Cedar's color can range from lighter to darker.