My go to everyday playing guitar
I've read that JD Powers car reviews aren't all that reliable because they review cars after two or three months of ownership. That's not enough time to truly evaluate your car. Everyone still is in the honeymoon phase and buyer's remorse hasn't set in yet. On the other hand Consumer Reports reviews owners after two years of ownership. Now, we're talking!
So what's my point? My OOO-28EC is #1167 bought in July of 1997. So I've had mine 19 years! It's still the guitar I play most, and I've got seven guitars, including 2 Guilds, 1 McAlister, 1 PRS, 1 Giannini, and a Martin dreadnought.
My sole, sole caution is that if you like to play in lowered tunings a good bit, as perhaps you have a baritone voice and/or just prefer most songs tuned down a half to whole step, you might not want this to be your first guitar. The is a short scale 24.9 inch scale guitar as opposed to a 25.4 or 25.5 inch scale guitar, which means it plays easy as butter, but when you tune it down a bit the strings get floppy faster.
I play in church a lot. Praise and worship music tends to prefer a lot of sustain and second chords, as C2, G2, D2, A2, etc. To make this guitar sound really great I use Newtone Light gauge Double Wound strings and brass bridge pins. This would not be your first choice for flat picking but is a great choice for finger picking and chord strumming
I've also updated mine with Waverly tuners, a bone nut and a Baggs Dual Source pickup system. Still in love, even more so, after 19 years.
By the way with this set up I've had numerous friends, some recording artists, who say it's the best playing guitar they've ever played.