This is really a beautiful instrument. I bought this not knowing how to play. I hope to learn as my son learns the guitar. He will be taking lessons. This little beauty will stay here at the office and I will use the great web world to learn, hopefully. Not knowing much about the instrument, I had a friend at work take it for a spin, When tuned, it sounded great. I was told it was a nice solid build. I am good with that. Thanks!