Purchased as a practice nylon (dark violin burst finish), however I have found this guitar to be the classical / acoustic / electric hybrid that fills so many sound requirements it has become the 'go to' guitar in our studio. Unplugged, the nylon sound is fine, however not as loud as a full size. When played as acoustic, the softer tone is a good contrast to a steel string. When plugged in, you have an electric hollow body with a true vintage sound, with some eq tweaking you can get an awesome high gain to play the hardest rock. The guitar comes nicely set out of the box, but to make it more like an electric action, I lowered the nut slots.