The guitar appears to be made well. The top is one piece which is acceptable since the sound-hole is off set. The Zebra wood is done well and the inside bracing is unique. I think that the sound-hole on the top side may be superfluous as ones arm is somewhat blocking any sound that comes out of it. The neck needed to be set as there was a lot of buzzing around the tenth fret area. This was expected from shipping so no real problem. The only serious problem that I had was that the frets needed to be dressed and the ends needed to be crowned and filed down. These were very rough and I actually sliced one of my fingers as I was moving up the neck. The only other problem I had was the availability for a guitar case. This guitar is of an odd size and the case that I bought, after trying out a number of them, was too big. Others were too small. I had to modify it with pieces of foam so that the guitar would not slid around in the case and possibly get damaged. This guitar should be shipped with a fitted case. The extra money would be worth it in the long run. Overall, for the money the instrument is not too bad. The sound quality once I had the problems fixed is good. The main reason I bought this guitar is to have a traveler so I didn't have to take my D45 out on camping trips, I'm sure you can understand why. So I guess you could say that I'm happy with the purchases and I would consider buying another one.