I had read some reviews really complaining about this guitar, but I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality when it arrived. It is easy to play, comfortable to hold, and has a great sound. If you want the sound of a full-size acoustic, you should buy an acoustic. I wanted a guitar that was simple to just pick up and mess around on and also not as bulky to bring with me places. I have smaller hands and I am a beginner, and I find this guitar quite easy to play. It's comfortable to hold, but as the neck is SO much heavier than the body, you most likely will have to use a strap. I am glad the guitar came fitted with strap knobs. I have another 3/4 size acoustic, and I will probably sell that now as I don't see myself ever playing that as I like this one so much more.