I'll be honest here. As a Martin owner (wooden that is) I was skeptical about trying this composite guitar, fearful the sound might not be up to my expectations. The fact that it was made in Mexico may me even more skeptical. But I took the plunge and was very surprised. It sounds great! Better than any other electric/acoustic guitar I've played in that price range. In fact, better than higher priced guitars. It has a deep rich tone so captivating that the night it arrived I played it for hours.