One of the benefits of the solid body nylon guitars is the lack of reedy muddiness that comes from less than the finest traditional acoustic instruments. Godin and Carvin have been making solid nylons for years, but not like this one.
Take your favorite Godin ACS, lighten it up by two thirds, add some shimmer with SLT imaging, allow yourself to aux in your favorite cd or mp3, AND have the ability to plug in your favorite headphones for a deeply personal experience in playing, and you have the Yamaha SLG2000N.
As another reviewer mentioned, the enclosed earbuds are throwaways; you need a quality pair of headphones to appreciate the sound field. Also mentioned was the fact that your family doesn't have to listen to you work tirelessly over and over on a particular bar or phrase.
That being said, the notes are attenuated, decay at a uniform rate (this is nylon, not steel), and have sheer presence in a balanced way that I'm not able to attain with my Godin ACS.
You can dial in a couple of reverb settings and a mild chorus effect. You can also dial between the natural guitar sound, which is very good, to a miked image effect which is also very nice or stay in between.
Don't let me forget to mention how beautiful and commanding the sound is from an acoustic amp (I plug directly into a Bose L1.)
The articulation is superb, thanks to nylon strings, there is very little "squawk"or cross talk between strings. I use the Martin ball end as I find they make a nice uniform tuning experience.
The upper bout can be removed at the strap buttons (very clever) to make this a nice traveler with the included gig bag.
Due to a progressive disease which is eroding the use of my hands, setup was critical for me.
My rep, Mike Godlove, and the final inspection team saw to it that this guitar was as easy for me to play as possible right out of the box. They always do superb work for me with all of my purchases.
In summary, a top of the line instrument that begs to be played and held due to the nature of its weight and fit. It is unlike any other instrument out there and well worth the modest price.