I own 18 guitars including the Yamaha LL16, LS16, FA-TA, FS-830, and recently the FG5. A very nicely made guitar with an understated elegance. The tones are smooth and balanced. Excellent for flat picking and fingerpicking. It's not as loud and punchy as a rosewood guitar - but you can dig in a little harder to compensate. If I could only keep one guitar, especially at this price point, it would be the this guitar.