Taylor guitars have always had a propensity for being cookie-cutter. This guitar breaks the proverbial mold! The Engelmann top provides a bright, sparkly tone that sustains. The Rosewood back and sides provide for the depth and warmth that most smaller guitars lack. The number one reason I bought this guitar was the color...this is quite a unique sunburst and has gained many admirers. Overall I am extremely impressed as this guitar had everything I was looking for and then some...and even though I did get a steal of a deal I still think Taylors are overpriced based on name recognition alone! Very thankful for the guys at Sweetwater and their top notch customer service.