Blown Away Is And Understatement
I got this guitar a few days ago, and though friends of mine told me I would love it, I had no idea how much. If have been disappointed more than a few times ordering guitars on line, and most purchases were easily refunded no questions asked. So I'm not saying buying on line is a bad thing. And it certainly is never a problem with Sweetwater.
The first thing I noticed, before opening the box, was how light it is. Even with the case, the guitar is like a feather. When I got it out of the box...which thanks to Sweetwater is ALWAYS a pain in the neck because of how securely they pack stuff, I couldn't believe the way the guitar feels and plays. Might need some setup when I change the strings, but out of the box this thing is amazing. Smaller scale, (than a D-28) but the feel is incredible The neck is a perfect fit, at least for my hands. I knew as soon as I started playing it I had my next "go to" axe.
How does it look? This finish is reminiscent of the old "french polish" violin look. Of course, it's not done that way. Who could afford that anymore? But it is an unusually beautiful instrument.
I didn't know much about this manufacturer. I was playing an open jam session a couple of weeks ago, and a guy came in with a Godin guitar. An acoustic guitar, that just sounded tremendous. I was impressed with the finish and quality of his guitar. So when I got the chance to buy this, after my wife told me she likes arch tops and who am I to disappoint my wife, I saw this and decided to buy it for her. *HEAVY SARCASM ALERT. I wish I had the words to adequately describe how much I'm digging this guitar. GET ONE.