This is a big, solid, loud, expressive guitar with more than a touch of sweetness about it. Extremely well made, it compares easily with Collings, etc. in build quality. The finish and tasteful appointments are elegant and understated. So far, it seems to be string sensitive and will require experimenting. Came with RXPs that I found too strident for my taste. YMMV, (A couple of alternative string sets were included by Shoreline. Thanks!) May have to do a bit of action adjustment once the string thing is worked out, The 1.75+ width neck is hand filling and somewhat thicker than many competitors. John at Shoreline extolled the merits of this guitar for fingerstylists and DADGAD folks. I agree, but for me, the L220 really opened up and roared like a demon once a flatpick was applied in standard tuning. This is a stunning strumming and cross-picking instrument for all genres! Thanks for your attention...!