Mudcat Café message #1091338 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62479   Message #1091338
Posted By: clansfolk
12-Jan-04 - 03:31 PM
Thread Name: Travel guitars
Subject: RE: Travel guitars
The top, back and sides of the XM models are constructed of a wood-fiber derivative material laminated under high pressure. The outer surface is permanently treated with a mar resistant coating which serves as the instrument's semi-gloss finish. The rosette is Martin's famous herringbone pattern in black and gold, and a tortoise colored pickguard adorns the top.

sounds like formica to me :-)