I play a lot of styles across acoustic and classical guitar. This guitar has a deep rich low sound and decent mids and highs. It also has a second soundhole on the top side of the guitar, letting me hear every note more clearly than on other guitars. This helps with inflection and tonality, really letting me bring melodies alive. Out of the box the action is high, settled in once I lowered the bridge slightly. Intonation is relatively good up the neck. I'd put this up against other guitars that are twice as expensive.