This is my first guitar. I can't say enough good things about the store or the salesman. The store did not have this guitar in stock, but advertised it on their web site. I decided to give it a try after watching all the reviews on YouTube. I had looked at a lot of great guitars, Taylor, Martin, Epiphone and others. No complaint with any of them, they all sounded great. But I wanted a guitar that not only sounded great, but had a Wow factor. I bought it in Hot Rod Red, and it looks absolutely amazing. The color is metallic red. The stratocaster style headstock is another special, cool look for this guitar. Besides the red top, the dark wood neck, sides and back are gorgeous as well. I played it daily for about 5 weeks, and decided to have new strings put on - silk & steel in a lighter weight. This made a huge difference. I love the guitar, and couldn't be happier. It sounds amazing, is pretty easy to play, and is stunning to look at.