I've been using it regularly in performances since I bought it from Sweetwater in 2005 or so. It's just beautiful, looks as good today as when I first received it; and it sounds better than lots of more expensive guitars. This is my go-to instrument for any gig in any venue. Looks warm in the mahogany finish, and sounds as warm as it looks. I get lots of complements about it, and the chicks love it. This my highest-value instrument -- much more than its money's worth. If anything ever happens to it, I'm going to have to replace it with an identical one.