Khaya, also known as African mahogany, is used as the solid top and the back and sides of this guitar. Khaya was chosen for its singular sound characteristics; smooth, felted bass, a very present mid-range, and delicate treble.The T98 deliver a warm, deep sound that blues lovers and roots music will enjoy, whatever their playing style: picking, rhythm or solo. The T98PE is made of a solid mahogany top with mahogany back and sides. Made with all mahogany, the guitar provides a warm tone. The guitar produces a loud, sweet sound. With a pickup built in, you have the choice to play acoustically or plugged in.