Initially it was Shoreline Music's video demo of the Taylor 812 that piqued my interest on Taylor guitars. I primarily playfinger style so I decided to go for the new redesigned 812. I'm very glad I did. The guitar has a big, balanced sound full of character that is an excellent match for the type of music I like to play. I can also see it working for many other different styles like jazz and strumming tunes. As usual with Taylor guitars, playabilityand intonation are spot-on too. Highly recommended for fingerstyle players or someone that just wants a versatile, balanced and great sounding instrument.