I am totally hooked on this guitar. Worth every penny, this guitar sounds rich with a punchy tone. There is a long sustain. This guitar is a true player's delight with the benefits of dynamics - you can play softly or very loudly with great tone integrity. When plugged in, you will be amazed just how good this guitar sounds. The tuners work well - surprisingly subtle - they feel expensive. The guitar is well made. The fret board is a think veneer. And, the layered wood is just fine with me. It's my first Taylor and will not be my last!