This is designed after the old time Post depression guitars. It has a warm sound that vibrates your belly when played. It tunes well & stays. It has a comfortable neck shape & is super light. Almost strange to pick up light. There is a phenomenal low tone while keeping highs. It has a basic finish and no bindings, which makes it seem at first glance simple. These traights are for performance without the huge dollars & when played , it shows... or sounds. It fingers well & has good finger picking & strumming qualities. Best for the dollar Martin around if sound & playability is the concern. Not too fancy in looks... Whooooo cares. It is beautiful of you see it & aren't they all about sound & playability? Bottom Line... Love it. & Didn't spend 4500. Yahoo.