Indian rosewood or African ovangkol? Both deliver full-range tone profiles. Rosewood’s voice tends to emphasise the low and high ends of the tonal spectrum, with an extra splash of treble sparkle, while ovangkol will lean toward a stronger midrange presence. Let your ears be the judge. If it comes down to looks, you’ve got ovangkol’s golden-brown hues and dot inlays versus rosewood’s chocolate complexion and, new for 2018, a Renaissance fretboard inlay. Whichever flavour you prefer, signature Taylor playability will help you sound your best.