Pros: The Guild OM140CE is a high quality guitar, made of solid woods that produce a warm, rich tone. Even though the body is slim and is a cut away. Surprisingly, it is not thin sounding at all. For guitars under $1,000, the question is which Chinese factory makes the best guitar? In terms of materials and craftsmanship, this Guild is the best I have seen, compared to a Taylor 414, Yamaha LL16L and an Ibanez AC240M, personally owned. It is complete with a poly foam, modern case with nylon type outer material covering. Cons: Two days after it arrived the bridge began to pull up and was sent back for a replacement. This is more of a build process issue than the actual material, fit or finish. The sound hole, under mount electronics could be replaced or better configured. Possibly, consider a K&K pure mini. Ordering sight unseen is difficult, especially with acoustic guitars, and that is why you really should be there, but this is the highest quality acoustic in its price range that I have seen or played, and holds its own with much more expensive domestic guitars. Pick out a good one.