This guitar is the quintessential beginner guitar. It has a spruce top, not to be confused with “solid spruce” but better than most plywood tops you’ll find on guitars in this price range. This along with it’s dreadnaught size gives it a big guitar sound. The sides and back are made from Nato which is an Asian hardwood similar to mahogany but less expensive. The specs don’t say, but the neck is probably Nato as well, with a full truss rod. Don’t EVER buy a guitar without a truss rod! The rosewood fret board feels nice under the fingers and the chrome plated tuners are easy to adjust. The satin finish lets the wood resonate naturally, gives a lighter, brighter sound than a gloss finish.
If you already have a good guitar and play a lot, this makes a great beater guitar for camping, road trips and trusting to baggage handlers while flying.
Guitars in this price range will have a greater variation in tone and quality of construction between guitars of the same model than more expensive guitars. This means you need to play several of the same model before you make your decision. Learn a few chords, make up a brief melody and play the same thing on each guitar. Choose the one that plays easiest and sounds best to you; that “speaks” to you. If you are insecure about your playing take a friend who plays or ask one of the folks at the shop to play them for you. Don’t worry about having a bad guitar pushed on you; they want your return business for picks, strings and your next guitar!
As always, I recommend that you try a lot of guitars and choose the one that speaks to you regardless of brand or features.