I was looking for an all solid wood acoustic under a thousand. I already own a Masterbilt AJ-500RNS, and love the bright tone of the Rosewood back and sides. This time I had my eyes on a Guild, and one with mahogany back and sides, for that woodier tone. I am very pleased with my purchase. The one bonus over a Masterbilt is that the Westerly's come with a case. While it's not a true 'hard case', it is much sturdier than I expected. The foam is hardened, so it's almost as sturdy as a case made of wood. It is NOT a soft-shell case or a gig bag. Good for car travel and will keep your guitar safe on beach/camping trips. The guitar itself looks and plays beautifully. Very well constructed. Top notch guitar for an awesome price! The action is low and easy to play, tuners turn smoothly, and the sound...I love it! I am definitely going to purchase the D-150 (Rosewood back and side version) because this guitar feels much more easier to play than my Masterbilt. The neck is slightly wider on the Guild, which I noticed right away. Some may like the narrower neck, but for me the slightly wider neck makes for easier fingering. Definitely Recommend.