This is an amazing instrument. I would say anyone not happy with this guitar is simply looking for something different. I love the size and I don't find the tone lacking at all. It just has a sort of different "body" to it. I find the notes to be crisp and it has that "plucky" sound when finger picking. I'm very satisfied with the strumming sounds also, don't think this a one sound acoustic. Overall 10/10, it's a lovely guitar to look at and play. And it's not so pricey that you can't take it to a gig.