This little guy really surprised me. I picked up one on sale for $1199. Being the least expensive acoustic guitar Gibson makes, you'd think it would be lacking in tone. That's simply not true. This guitar holds it's own against the J-45. I get a lot of compliments when I do live worship events with this guitar. It's a simple looking guitar but the tone is really sweet, and to my ear, a cross between a Koa and a Rosewood guitar. I love this guitar and especially love the price-point. Never seen them any higher than $1500 new. If you love Gibson acoustic guitars, you gotta own one of these.