An excellently crafted guitar is like a beautiful woman who adores you: not too heavy, beautiful to look at, sexy waistline, a long, slim neck, who loves you back and responds to your most subtle touch. That is the verdict after the coin toss to add this to my ever expanding guitar stockpile. Beautifully crafted and artfully rendered, this beauty has the ability to play just about anything you can throw at it: jazz, blues, cool renditions of rock tunes. It is articulate, subtle, gutsy, whatever you'd like it to be with the possible exception of tolerating mega amps. When compared to my original Gibson Chet Atkins SST, my Godin ACS SA, and Yamaha Nylon Silent Guitar, it is the more defined voice, amplified, with the added bonus of being able to play it unplugged without offending your senses. The Ziricote sides and back are warm, with more depth than traditional flamenco style guitars, the fan bracing is exceptional, the construction is flawless, and the neck is smooth and buttery with a more slack string tension,, that is an absolute joy to play without fatigue. Milton Nunez, my agent, is an exceptionally bright young man and the entire purchasing to receiving process was close to exceeding expectations. This guitar is for someone who's thinking about truly sparkling up their sound capability with the harp like clarity that only a classical can attain, without forgetting what you like about electric guitars, particularly shape and neck width. A word of caution, which is why folks like Ritchie Blackmore switch to classical and flamenco guitars: they are uncompromising in detail and playback capability; shortly put, they return the love you put into them in spades, but also give a glaring look at your shortcomings. You do have to up your game. It is light, vibrant, and wonderful. A great purchase!
Tega Cay, SC