I've owned many guitars and some have been very good. I own half a dozen guitars now and this Guild is my favorite. It's smaller size but with a wide nut is perfect for me. This guitar was built with great quality, though without bling. I purchased this Guild on sale and to have gotten a solid wood body and top, of this quality, for this price, was a great deal. The guitar produces amazing sound for it's size. And out of the box the action and intonation were perfect (which is uncommon in my experience, especially the intonation).