This is a great guitar for the beginner. It sounds really good and is affordable for most budgets. It has some nice features that usually are only found in more expensive guitars such as spruce top and mahogany body and neck. it also features the classic dreadnought shape. It's a nice step up from the cheap second hand guitar I had. The sound quality and playability were obvious from the first few chords I played. I expect to get a lot of enjoyment from this guitar!