Well this was my very first purchase as I was not sure about playing guitar for anything other than a hobby. I just progressed to electric as I got more & more into how well electic guitars sounded with an array of pedals. ( i was hooked) i digress. This is a great entry level guitar for the beginner its got great tone. I did have the action lowered to suit as I only have small hands & struggled with the bar chords on it. Not so bad closer to the knuckle but i struggled with it higher up the neck. It has a relatively good tone & for the begginer I dont think this would be a bad purchase. I still use it although I will replace it at sometime but cant justify doing it at the moment.