The EF-500RCCE is perfect for fingerstyle for me. I started learning fingerstyle guitar about six months ago, so I decided to invest in this fingerstyle guitar. The slight difference in nut measurement and string spacing at the bridge has made a world of difference. My fingers just seem to land on the right strings all the time....no more hitting two strings at the same time. The playability is sweet. The smaller size guitar also makes it more comfortable to hold for hours. The sounds is a bit tight now, but I expect that to open up after playing more. Sounds nicer than my current Washburn and Mitchell guitars, but not as nice as my Taylor....yet. It is awfully close. Pickup is nice. I know that the relationship I develop with this guitar will be meaningful and lasting. Build quality first rate.....only issue I have is that the Cedar top does not have an "even" grain to it, not an imperfection or blemish.....just not so uniform. Still.....easy to overlook when you play it. I had Sweetwater set it up for me before delivery. Took it out of the box, small tuning adjustment and wow. BTW...I play with fleshy part of my fingers.....no nails or picks. Finally, as I was use to a C neck on all my other guitars, the slight V in this neck shape took some time (one week) to appreciate. Now I love it.