Our ebony series was an instant success. Players have loved the beauty and individuality of striped ebony. Each guitar is an original piece of art. The pairing of striped ebony with a solid sitka spruce top has very striking appearance. The contrast between the light spruce top and the rich ebony back and sides is very pleasing. The abalone rosette really sets everything off. Not only are players are in love with the looks, they also love the sound this guitar produces. The 180 series has a wide-open sound, thanks to the spruce top. With rich clear harmonics and a great tonal range, it is no wonder this series was met with instant success.