it is not a “cooked” top.
I emailed Carolyn about the guitar when I bought it to get an insurance/replacement value. She replied that it is a European spruce with a ‘lite” vintage tint.
I asked if the spruce was German or Italian and she replied that SCGCs records indicate the term European Spruce. So I don’t know country of origin for the top.
Besides being a beautiful guitar it is very comfortable in my old hands.
1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
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