I travel a lot, invariably with a Gretsch guitarlele - which I love. But my wife, my birthday and Mexico conspired to lead me to this new Martin. I needed a travel guitar with pickup for live performances in Mexico and this guitar ticked all the boxes. I love it so much I wake earlier just to play it. One word of wisdom...shake it before you leave the store. The pickup leads in mine had fallen loose and they made a soft thud when guitar shook. This is an easy in-store fix and you're better off checking before you leave.