The great thing about a Taylor acoustic guitar is that it sounds like a Taylor acoustic guitar. The sound rings out clearly and crisply. This particular guitar has a Grand Symphony body with a solid top made of Sitka Spruce. The satin finish of the neck lets your hand glide across the 20 frets, for an easy way to play. This guitar is for an experienced user who knows what they want, and how much they want to spend. It is definitely worth every penny spent. The ability to plug into an amp doesn't add the usual amount of distortion that you might expect, thankfully. It still has the same clear, albeit louder, sound expected from Taylor.