This is a BEAUTIFUL American-made guitar!! I've been playing a Martin DRS 1 for 4 years but was never satisfied after playing a Martin DC16 GTE for 23 years. Moved to Arizona and the "dry heat" killed that guitar. Saw this D16E on the wall at Sam Ash, played it, had to have it! The D-16E body is a OOO depth but with a beautiful dreadnought sound. Good, full mellow lower - "joyful" upper sound. I own a '73 Martin D-18. These 2 guitars are "Brothers" for sure. Light weight. Battery is conveniently located in the tail end with the guitar strap pin/peg. Gonna' cost you a bunch of pennies but worth every cent! I am thrilled I found this style guitar.