I first heard this same model Washburn a few months ago on stage at a local resturant and was impressed with the fullness of it's sound. Then the artist let me play it and WOW! When I found one at my local Sam Ash store I was even more impressed. And the price I was offered was better than I had found even online! I have no regrets about this purchase. I use the guitar on stage in my local church to lead worship and it has not disappointed in its playability and sound.