I've always liked the looks of the Fender Stratacoustic but always heard they sounded 'thin'. So I've got other acoustics and strats I play to get the job done. And while I wouldn't say this guitar sounds great unplugged, it does have enough tone to get me by while sitting on the couch watching TV. But where this guitar truly shines is when you plug it in and go through the various tones available from the 5-way toggle switch and modulation knob. I'm playing through a pretty basic amp and the sounds that come out are amazing. Deep acoustic tones and shining highs for every sustaining note. I love this guitar and will likely have it forever.