Still one of my favorite big bodied acoustic guitars. With or with out an amp. Plays great, stays in tune, and the cutaway allows for some creative up and down the neck acoustic fills. The one I own is actually a 140CDSC. This one pictured is the less expensive model but basically the same instrument. Really plays nice. And for around 400-500 bucks new, can't go wrong. Not everyone can afford a Martin. And these look better anyway.