Cocobolo/Adirondack is one of the best wood combinations out there. In John Slobod's hands, that combination produced one of my instant favorite guitars. In general, mahogany guitars tend toward woodiness with minimal overtones and rosewood guitars tend to sound more metallic with overtones. This instrument produces a tone with clarity that I'd almost call glassy! It's not bright or thin, but cold and clear with good balance. Just begs for some Tony Rice licks...or for Tony-style jazz chord backup. There are a few very light surface scratches from playing, movement in the case, and an errant string winder, but this one's in excellent condition. The most basic new Circas start at $6k or so and John's built up a considerable waiting list. Get yours today and be jazzing out on Manzanita with an instrument that turns heads!