ive been trying to improve my fingerstyle for a few years and had originally decided on either a 000-28 or an om-28. I ended up buying an m36 which was a great instrument but still a little bigger than i was searching for this time. Exchanged that one for the ooo-28 and have been extremely happy with it. the weight, tone, size and string spacing is helping my playing improve quite alot. Chad at our local store here on lee road was great.