Being a beginner, I wanted a good guitar to fit my modest budget. When I saw this all solid wood baby on sale I couldn't resist. This is a beautiful guitar in looks, sound and feel. I can feel much more "responsiveness" compared to the smaller guitar that I bought as my first one. The D-125 has a wonderful tone, and it is such a pleasure to play. The quality of this guitar, the price and the fact that a very nice hard shell case is included made this an amazing purchase. I am more than completely satisfied with my experience.