The Washburn Cumberland Deluxe series of acoustic guitars feature solid Alaskan sitka spruce tops, flame maple back and sides and gold hardware. Added deluxe fetures are Abalone trim with flame maple binding. Maple has a brighter sound than mahogany or rosewood so these guitars tend to sound clearer and more articulate. This works out especially well for the larger bodied jumbo versions that might loose focus with a mellower sounding back and side wood. The 12 string versions are especially fine sounding instruments.