All woods picked by the PRS team using my pics as guidelines. This is the second top I asked for a Quilted top to end all quilted tops. The first time I waited 2.5 years, and they nailed it. This time, I think they went even a little to far for me. Total insanity. I probably would have picked something a little milder, as this one wants to rip your head off with QUILT. How did this guy die? Not sure officer, but it appears the quilt on his guitar sucked him right in and hes just gone. It took a bit of adjustment, but I am truly in love with the guitar. The back, flamed mahogany neck, and ebony fingerboard are to die for, and the guitar is a true lightweight at around 7 Lbs. Thanks to the entire PRS team for getting this done.