I've been playing for over 43 years, many of them professionally and semi-professionally to this very day. I've played countless instruments and still own quite a few; you name it, I've had or have it.... I'm VERY impressed with this fine instrument. Never mind the price, it is outstanding. The workmanship, materials, fit and finish are at the level or above any of my favorites. The sound? Fantastic! I largely play finger style and this shines. With a pick, from soft as a whisper to loud as a cannon and anywhere in between. Well balanced bass, middle and treble. The electronics? Usually, this is where most of even the finest instruments will let you down; not here! Is it the greatest? Sadly no, but again it punches well, well above it's weight! After playing a few shows, direct to the sound board, no effects, no EQ, not even a DI box.... pretty good actually! Much better than a couple higher end models I still use. The tuner is very accurate (compared it to Strobe tuner) and super easy to use and see. Great engineering. So enough from me already...... stop reading reviews and go buy it!!! If you are at Sam Ash in Cherry Hill, see Corey. All around righteous dude, very knowledgeable, friendly, and even had a quick adjustment done (action was a tad high, nothing unusual on ANY new instrument) for me while he retrieved the gig bag (btw, that's top shelf too!).