This is my first Taylor and I simply love this little thing! I cannot put it down. With its small size it goes anywhere and it is very comfy to hold and play. Sound is surprisingly rich and clear and finger picking is a joy. I like the flat finish - wood grain is very nice. The gig bag is very well made but limited in protecting the guitar. The bland tan color is wimpy also. Instead of including a bag I would rather see some upgrades - get rid of the plastic bridge pins and go with Ebony with MOP dots, add some color and design around the sound hole and add an Ebony pick guard. Would I buy it again? Yes - in a heart beat. This Baby is just plain FUN!!