Martin guitars made with East Indian rosewood sound full-bodied, with a rich warmth overall and lush harmonics. They are throaty when played hard, emitting a deep, projecting bass, a powerful meaty midrange, and trebles with the ring of pure steel, yet they are elegantly colorful when played softly, thanks to the layers of interwoven overtones. The multi-hued grain patterns are gorgeous to look upon, every bit as impressive to the eyes as the tone is enthralling to the ears. The most popular tonewood for acoustic guitars around the globe is this exotic rosewood from the tropical forests of the Indian subcontinent. Martins made with East Indian rosewood outsell all other Martins hands down.