The first time I listened to Doc Watson, the seminal flatpicker, I thought “great attack but smoother tone than most other players.” What was the secret? Doc was playing a mahogany backed guitar and extracted every bit of tone from the wonderful warmth of this wood. Long appreciated for its warmth for fingerstyle playing, it has a round presence for flatpicking styles that is unequaled. The Levinson voiced table brings the true tone of sapele mahogany to the forefront. Solid Engleman spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard.