I used to agree! However I’ve had this guitar in walnut and rosewood prior and the rosewood b/s had a definite different tone. More bright and not as loud. Whereas the two walnut sound identical. All 3 spruce tops!Walnut is great, I love the aesthetics and working the wood. It's easy, forgiving, beautiful, bends well. Unfortunately back and sides have little to no impact in the sound you are getting from an accoustics.. it's mainly the top/bridge/neck combo, that does the work. Beautiful guitar though, congrats!