My dad gave me this guitar when I graduated highschool. I've had it ever since. Its the only steel stringed acoustic I've ever owned. It has a solid, unfinished Sitka Spruce top that has aged in nicely. Laminate rosewood sides, martin-style x-bracing, bound rosewood fingerboard in what feels like 24.75" scale (but I'm not sure really). I think it was made in japan. It plays very well and continues to sound nicer every year despite my neglect and abuse. Coated strings were the best thing that ever happened to this poor little acoustic because I never feel like changing them. Every couple years I deign to clean her and condition the fingerboard under duress when one of my friends sees the state she's in. I figure when my son's old enough I'll break down and buy myself a fancy Taylor or a player-grade prewar Gibson and give him the epi. Acoustics are not a priority to me. This one has done its job well for years and I think it deserves heirloom status despite the reasonable buy in at the music store way back when.