The AA25-DSMAH is model is an open pore, satin finished guitar. Open Pore finishes are thinner and lighter than full gloss finishes. This thin finish combined with top quality materials and a scalloped bracing pattern allows the top to move more in response to strumming or finger picking, resulting in a well-balanced, dynamic tone with great projection and clarity. With a dreadnaught body, the sides, back and neck are mahogany. The perfect beginner guitar for anyone!