Really a handsome guitar, and one that sounds wonderful... I was moving up from my old Yamaha FG, and had a $1000 budget. I played a Martin DRS-1, a couple of Epis', a Masterbilt (waa-a-a-ay overrated, in my opinion) and a J-200. Didn't like any of them, so I moved up the ladder a bit to a Taylor 320 (or maybe a 322) Mahogany, and a Seagull S6 Deluxe. When I finally strummed the Washburn, it resonated in my diaphragm, and there was truly no doubt in my mind. I had to have it. Plus, it came with a really sturdy & plush HARD case, not a cheesy gig bag.