Looks...Most pics seen on web show a whiter version of the Sitka Spruce top. The one sent to me has more color to it. Some lovely figuring instead of a straight unmared grain...Almost like "bear claw". I expect these to become more pronounced with age. Finish is fantastic!! binding is creamy looking. Abalone roset, and trim is lovely. Inlays in the headstok are not as colorful as I would have liked, but that is all bling. W/ or w/out them the instrument is flat out beautiful.
I am by no means a professional musician, so my knwoledge of what is meant by "blend of highs and lows" is all crap. Take everything below as such.
Being all maple, it is clean clear and crisp. More high end than low from what I can tell...I have a constant ringing in my ears from years of abuse..LOL. Very good sustain, probably even more so when played through an amp. Finger picking a Floyd tune is dreamy, heavy duty strumming is unbelievable. I can hear each note in the chord, and their overtones. I may be overstating but it all comes together to sound pretty magical.