This was my first acoustic guitar. I bought it obviously due to my deep love of The Beatles. The guitar looks awesome, the sound is good for the price. It has a stacked humbucker pickup making it an acoustic AND an electric, rather than just acoustic/electric. By this I mean that instead of having a fishman or other acoustic pickup that picks up the resonance within the body, the guitar has an actual electric guitar humbucker in the bridge that picks up the vibrations of the strings. What this means is that if you wish you plug this guitar in to play you need to use NICKEL ELECTRIC GUITAR STRINGS or strings made from metals that can be picked up by a magnetic pickup. If you like to use phosphor bronze strings like I do, the pickup will not pick up the wound strings. So you have to sacrifice one for the other.