This is a beautiful well-made instrument. The tones ring out to the point that it sounds amplified. The wood grain and color are beautiful. I bought this as a replacement for an Ovation that was out-of-stock and as it turns out, this was a great move. This guitar is is something I hope to enjoy for years to come. It is my second Ibanez and I am pleased with both. I have an Artcore Hollow-Body six-string, which is one of my favorites.