What a sweet sounding guitar. This guitar plays easy and sounds great. It is heavier than the Taylor 615 I used to play and lighter than my older Jumbo Guild. I am used to using a heavy pick but that didn't serve this F150RCE well for me. I find that a very light pick gives it the richest tone overall. Strumming in front of the sound hole is the best. It is plenty loud me with the light pick. It balances well with a strap. Sustain is very good specially with the e and b strings. I have been playing this regularly for over a year now and it sounds better today than when I first got it. When I switched to a higher tensioned string I had to make a small adjustment to the neck. The Sweetwater staff was very knowledgeable and easy to deal with. I really appreciate how they go out of their way to find honest answers to my questions even if it means talking to a different rep than my main guy. Service has been excellent with them.