Hi, I'm new here but I have read all I have searched the web. What I want to know is does anybody know what the back and sides wood is? Hohner lists on it;s brochure they use rosewood, selected mahogany and makassa? Macassar ebony? The closest match I can come to is ovangkol or perhaps curly mahogany. I have on on the way to me. I would be very grateful for anyone that really know and or can point me to a brochure on this 12 string guitar, thanks!