I would have given a 5 but the action needed to be tweaked, otherwise this is a very nice guitar. I also put on a lighter gauge string, which also helped the action and fortunately did not affect the sound quality one little bit. The sound is very nice unplugged or plugged. It has a great feel to it and is FUN to play. Looks good too. The construction feels very solid and should last for years. Oh, and the case is well made as well. And the sound is amazing, just what you look for in a nice acoustic.