I play with freinds. I own ALOT of guitars. Although I'm a lefty I learned to play right handed guitars. Still enjoy finger picking right handed. I have mostly Taylor acoustics. Saw this and had to have it. And thanks to Matthew XX2230, he made sure I got the guitar when I was supposed to. And from the bottom of my heart, I thank you Matthew. This is a beautiful guitar that sounds as good as it looks. For the price, you simply won't find a nicer, or better playing guitar. Epiphone has always made good guitars. Just because the Gibson name isn't on the headstock doesn't mean a thing. I own a lot of American Gibson's and American Fender's. I'm very pleased with this purchase.