Steve Connor's guitars have become very popular over the last decade with many top concert artists seeking maximum power while retaining a natural, traditional quality of sound, attracting such players as Angel Romero and Eliot Fisk. So no double-top or lattice bracing here - rather an all-solid top with 5 fans and 4 transverse braces between the lower harmonic bar and foot. It also features an elliptical-shaped soundport on the bass side rib which both sends more sound to the player as well as affects the projected sound towards the audience. The guitar indeed is tremendously powerful making it a real players instrument (it also has an elevated fingerboard and 20th fret - a high C natural) and would have no problem in any concert setting imaginable - either solo or in ensemble. It is has a sound port in the side which provides additional volume to the player. Some design features include a rosette with MOP inlays and maple strips in the head veneer and down the center of the back. It is also fitted with a custom set of Rodgers tuners with Steve's head shape design at the top.