This guitar is not only more beautiful when it's in your hands, but it plays better than you can imagine. Crisp high and low end, and just the right amount of punch in the middle. Balance is probably the right word for it. It can get loud, but notes stand out when you pick. While I was excited about the tone of the guitar, I was equally impressed by the quality of the neck. It's so easy to play. Research Trevor Kronbauer and you will see the quality of his work. Heck, email him. I had some questions and he got right back to me. The same goes for Shoreline. I called and John answered. He knew exactly what guitar I had ordered and answered every question I had. All that said, I spent so much time looking for guitars and I am so happy with this one. Well done Shoreline and Kronbauer.