I needed a top notch acoustic electric guitar to perform live with my band. There's an old saying that you get what you pay for, and with acoustic electric guitars the saying rings quite true! Since this guitar was priced at just over $800.00 I was a little hesitant to move forward with the purchase (it was over my budget). However, must of us know Seagull makes great acoustic guitars. I was glad I went over my budget to get this thing of beauty! It plays as great as it looks, and was well worth the investment, especially after hearing it through an amplifier! The only thing I might add to this guitar is a guard plate (it looks a little naked without it). But then again I wouldn't to compromise the AMAZING sound! It's got warm, tonal, sounds that you just can't achieve with lower end acoustic guitars. So bite the bullet and pay a little extra for this sweet sounding guitar. You'll be glad that you did!