The honey dipper is the best investment that I've made in a long time. I look at quite a few resonators, and most were way out of my price range. I've seen some reviews elsewhere comparing the honey dipper to nationals, etc., but it seems like an apples and oranges comparison. Sure, you get what you pay for, but the honey dipper has awesome intonation, resonance, tone, nice variable volume, and that great delta blues sound. Has been great for Doc Watson and John Hurt fingerstyle too. Having a blast with it, and it has become the only guitar 've been playing. Super comfortable neck, nice size, and yep, it's heavy, but not too bad. I usually sit down with my guitars anyway, so no huge change for me. Overall, very pleased. For the price you cannot go wrong. I got the case too, which is well made and worth it. Plan on having this for the long haul.