I'm not on stage with my new parlor guitar,but the guitar certainly could hold its own in the hands of a professional on any stage. This is the one type of guitar that I didn't own. I've been looking for a acoustic electric with a cutaway. I have a Martin 16 series that I have owned for many years and it rings like a bell if that makes any sense. Martins just sound great, but a small section of the binding popped free of the glue , the guitar is still a keeper to me. I play a kapo a lot and my guitars got to be spot on wherever the kapo is on the neck. Based on my Martin I was first looking at one of the Martins of the same style as the Gibson and played Taylor,Yamaha and a bunch of other makes. So when I was ready to buy I wasn't able to choose the one I got ( Coronavirus) at the last minute I choose the Gibson Parlor M w/ walnut sides and back. Here's what I learned ,the Martins have tone and volume dials inside the sound hole at the top and inside at the bottom some models have a on board tuner. My Gibson has just the volume w/out a tuner and lm good on that (snark) 19 frets , smallish body,action is a little high, cord input is integrated in the center of the strap button (clean) there is a front strap button on the heel of the neck, neck feels like my LP standard (little shorter) so if I was designing this guitar I would have made the pick guard larger. I'm playing this guitar through a Roland street cube. You put 6 AAs in that amp and plug in the Gibson A/E and damm!!!! P. S. My dream guitars have always been a pre-CBS strat & a ES-335 both too much money for this guy, that's what dreams are for. Keep on rocking boys and girls.