My new boxcar
I must say that over all I am pleased with this instrument. For the price I don't think I could have made a better choice. It's beautifully constructed with a simple, natural look and produces a nice, clear sound. No BUZZES! The area in which I live, this style of guitar is very difficult to locate, much more difficult to test drive and compare to other brands or models simply because nobody is willing to stock any sort of selection. In fact, no local shops even carry ANY at all. The only other one I could even try out was an old beat up DOBRO that I think was made by Gibson and it was priced at 900 bucks. USED! Personally I thought this one was at least as player friendly or maybe even better and you see what this one cost. Perhaps one day I will be able to give a National (which seem to run more in the neighborhood of 3 to 4 thousand) or maybe another more expensive version a spin and there may be a big difference (though I doubt it's a 3000.00 difference). Then again, maybe not.
I must also say that the folks at Sweetwater were a pleasure to deal with. They even gave me a call before shipping to make sure that I knew I had ordered a squareneck, so that I wouldn't be disappointed when it arrived. Shipping was free and it didn't take long at all. This tells me that they really care about their customers as well as their products. I will most likely be making future purchases with them.