I am very happy with this guitar. I am no expert about guitars, but I am a school band director and a professional musician. On the advice of a pro guitar player friend, I put D'Addario Nickel Bronze 12-53 strings on this guitar, as he said Nickel Bronze strings compliment cedar top guitars well. He was right. I experimented with picks and found my favorite was Dunlop Nylon 1.0mm picks.
I hope this is helpful for someone out there. Thanks, Sweetwater, for a great experience buying this guitar. I will recommend Sweetwater to friends without hesitation.