I have been searching for quite a long time to upgrade from my $400 taylor guitar to something I can be very happy about owning and playing for my friends and family. I've learned this motto, "if you don't love it, don't buy it." That has worked out for me big time when finding my perfect guitar. And find it I did! The GA is just the right size and plays so beautiful right out of the box. This K24ce Koa series is a work of art and pictures do not do it justice. Sweet water customer service was awesome. I didn't expect such personal service. Also, I got the 24 months no interest financing, so I can play it at my upcoming wedding. I highly recommend this particular guitar, The Taylor Guitar company and only buying a guitar from Sweetwater.