I have bought Fender, Tanglewood (British), Epiphone Pro Ultra etc....but this Takamine G Series from SAM ASH was not just the easiest one I ever bought, but the process was smooth. Packaging was super tight and safe. But the real gem was the guitar itself. I have never played anything so nice in my life, due to the cost of a really good guitar! There is no flaw in this beautiful instrument and as a result, even though we don't have a SAM ASH close by, i would buy another guitar here, if I could - anytime!! Am now on the hunt for a good deal for this Jumbo guitar to keep it safe for a lifetime. I play a lot of Cowboy Churches and other venues regularly. This is perfect! Thank you Sam Ash!