Engelmann Spruce offers a middle ground between Euro Spruce and Cedar. It plays in very quickly and gives a good spruce treble. It can be a softer wood than most Spruces and will yield good cedar like basses right away. It is the most popular spruce used by American Classical guitar makers. Engelmann can come with "Bear Claw" figure that gives some visual interest and a debate about its acoustic effect. My inventory is mostly from one super large tree here in Colorado at high altitude in the San Juan Mountains and I have selected from several hundred sets. There is a hard hybrid (with White Spruce) Engelmann from Canada that has many of the characteristics of European Spruce.