I was between this one and the regular DCPA4, and this little masterpiece absolutely took the cake. The size and shape make this the most comfortable acoustic in my entire arsenal; the perfect tone, the solid wood, the Martin build and polish, and an action that has Les Paul-level forgiveness out of the box make it the most valuable. Most importantly, and this is not a small point, the Fishman Analog F1 does exactly what I want it to do: stay out of my way until I need some very minor adjustments. When compared with the "Aura" and others, you've got to ask yourself whether you want a guitar or you want GarageBand inside your guitar. The analog lasts 180 hours (an eternity) compared with 11 hours on other systems, and truly, if you want all the effects of the $2,500 Martin, your absolute best bet is one of TC Electronics' "Hall of Fame" reverb pedal, which is perfect for both acoustic and electric. This is the lightest, loudest (for its size and even compared with the aforementioned Martin), best-made, and most comfortable instrument in its class. No guitar is a Swiss Army knife, but this masterpiece comes close to making you wish to use it for absolutely everything. You will appreciate this purchase more than any other.