This has the same specs as the S-12 but with yellow “Ponderosa” pine from the inland northwest.  It is loud and bright and will warm up nicely.  Spruce is of the same family as pine and while there are several types of spruce out there, the pine varieties have similar characteristics and hardness.  This Ponderosa, or yellow, pine has consistent grain structure and punchy tone which is why we are starting to coin the phrase:  “pine is the new spruce.

S-12 Ponderosa Harp Guitar