Verified Purchase This DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset is an amazing guitar. I shopped solid for a month, playing different guitars to narrow down my taste. If I could describe the sound of this DSS-17, think Gibson J-45 punch and response combined with the sweet, complex sound of Martin. As a sloped shoulder, the body itself is a little larger in width at the bottom (side to side) than your typical dread, but not deeper (soundboard to back). In fact from the side profile, it has a bit of a taper to it being deeper at the bottom and thinner at the top of the body. My first observation was it's extremely lightweight feel and something I really wasn't expecting. You see its size and you would expect a heavy feel. However don't mistake, this lack of mass does not detract from the sound at all - this thing booms! Fair warning, you really have to be intentional with your playing style to not be loud – because it wants to boom. You can actually feel the guitar vibrate on your body as you play. The nut is a hearty 1 ¾ inches and the neck profile is absolutely perfect for my hands – I'm an average size guy. It's super easy to move up and down the neck. The entire guitar is a beautiful satin finish which really helps alleviate any fingerprint markings and the sunburst design is absolutely stunning. The tuners are a cool retro design that work flawlessly and really add to the retro look of the SS design. At first, I wasn't exactly excited that it came with a gig bag instead of a hard shell case, but upon closer inspection this is a top shelf fully padded soft case and is actually quite nice.. I have had this guitar for about 3 weeks and have no complaints …absolutely zero. This will be with me for my lifetime.