This guitar grew on me. At first it was like, meh, but after changing the strings and adjusting the action I fell in love with this guitar. I own several expensive guitars including a Martin D-28 and a Taylor 314CE, and while this Epiphone is not in their class, I find myself picking it up again and again. It has a great neck that makes it easy to play and it has a lovely sound. At its price point, it's the guitar to beat.