Im a retired senior citizen. I jam occasionally with a friend or two but mostly play along with youtube. I took up playing guitar about a year ago..........this is the 5th one I bought since and only the secound one that I haven't had to return because of quality issues............Two of which were Fender t-Buckets that I bought rom amazon. I got this Michael Kelly about two weeks ago.............I am so impressed with the sound, the quality, the sexy looks. It came with a perfectly set up action......as the Sam Ash rep said it would. For the size of the body, it has great rich sound and tone unplugged. I amped it up for the first time today (had to wait until I was sure the neighbor's were not home) and WOW! This guitar may not need to be amped but let me tell you...........it was designed to be! Awesome guitar. Feels like a custom built. It,s also very light. I think it would make a good beginner's guitar as well for a teenager........who says you have to learn on a plain looking Yamaha?