This guitar, handmade by Jim Cargill, has been my number one acoustic since I got her. I was so exited by her loud harmonic tone, that I re-recorded all the guitar parts I had just done with a Martin for my Based on Actual Events album in 2000. The Martin was a great sounding guitar, but this Cargill just sounded so much better. She has an unfinished back and neck, and only a light finish on her 'bear claw' spruce top, to let the wood vibrate as freely as possible.
I also have a Cargill Classical with a solid Cedar top, rosewood back and an ebony board. There really is a lot of unseen work in an acoustic guitar to make it sound good, and this guitar is loud, rich and harmonic.