You're most welcome Niteshooter...I also have been checking out the Washburn website for some time now and have not seen any mention of the new Rovers in any way. I too have noticed that these new Rovers seem to have been selling in the UK for some time and, as you say, now in Canada. I have not seen any mention of them being sold in America so far...have not seen any reviews on these guitars (positive or negative) as of yet. Would like to read some, before purchasing one...better yet, get my hands on one before buying. Like you said "but nobody is saying if these are laminates either throughout or the sides and back".....What gets me is that the "woods" used for these guitars has not been fully explained, or have been fully explained...anywhere, that I know of. We all have run into ads for guitars using these phrases, "Select Spruce Top" or "Select Mahogany back and sides" etc. To those of us who have been involved with guitar for a while, these words are mostly understood, but for those who have not, of course these words can be quite confusing, (actually I've always thought these words come off as kind of dodgy and a little misleading when reading an ad and trying to decide whether to buy a guitar or not). In the article you read words like this: "featuring back and sides that were crafted from Koa" or "the guitar is crafted from spalted maple" and "The other two 2015 Washburn Rover models feature more conventional wood combinations", I guess that means that some kind of wood filler is being used?......yeah..I know this article is not meant to give a definitive description of these new Rovers (that's why I think it would behoove Washburn to post their own definitive description and specs on these guitars on their website or even here) but; I'm thinking that in any situation, one would like to know what "exactly" they are purchasing or about to purchase when buying a guitar. I guess it goes back to the old adage, if it does not have the characters SW within the model name it could be made of any type of wood or combinations thereof.