This guitar is phenomenal. The build quality is excellent and it is a very affordable way to join the Martin family. It also helps it's an incredibly sexy guitar. The only beef I had is that I wasn't a fan of the stock strings it comes with. The DAE strings sound excellent but the EBG strings lack volume and clarity. I also loathe wound G strings but, the string thing is no big deal and super easy to resolve. Leftys, BUY THIS GUITAR!