This is a fantastic and stunningly beautiful guitar from British maker David Whiteman. It is precisely constructed and handmade using the finest materials, including the striking Birdseye maple for the back and sides, and European spruce for the soundboard. Tuners are Sloan. The level of craftsmanship on this instrument is of the highest level, with every possible detail attended to with the utmost precision. The sound is full and rich, with exceptional clarity, and big projection. Whiteman's guitars are also known for their balance, sustain, and firm, even response. An exceptional guitar by all standards.