I use the Spirit GT-Pro as a travel guitar - plane travel, road trip etc. Also use it when I don't want to carry my more expensive guitar around when going over to a friend's place to jam etc. This guitar is very good for the price and to function as a travel guitar. The "leg" that opens out makes it convenient to play sitting down. Playing with a trap is also pretty ok - I expected this would be awkward due to the compact size of the guitar but its really not. I like that the bridge can be locked when needed. What I dont like about the guitar. 1. The pickups are not great. The bridge pickup is sort of OK the neck and middle pickups dont sound good. Also, the volume has to be turned all the way up to get a decent tone (rock, blues or anything else I play) 2. The finish is a little poor. Paint creeping onto the neck (close to the joint) and the pickup slots are not smoothly rounded off. Both visible only on close inspection. 3. Even though a travel guitar it still is pretty heavy - about 6-7 pounds easy. That's a pity because I was hoping my 7 year old niece could play this easier than my regular guitar. So dont get this guitar if you are looking for a light guitar or something for a child. 4. Double ball strings are not easily available and are more expensive than the "normal" strings. The adapter that will allow regular strings to be used with this guitar is also not easily available and is priced more than it should be for such a small contraption. Overall - for the price I paid I am ok with the guitar. It is utilitarian and allows me to take a guitar along when I travel.