I have played for years. Sometimes as a harmony singer and guitarist for major artist and in front bands for opening acts. These days at church, community events, weekend gigs and the occasional Funeral. I have played the same all mahogany Dreadnaught for 40 years and its been a great guitar but it is time to upgrade. I Have always wanted a jumbo with Tone woods that fit my style of playing and singing and did not have to take out a second mortgage to buy the guitar. I was really pleased with the sound, playability and workmanship of this guitar. I cannot give this a 5 star rating because of something's that could be better.1:I don't like the placement of the front strap button. 2: The pickup is at most only adequate.3: I haven't had the guitar long enough. I have played more expensive Guitars that I did not like there sound.