Ibanez acoustics are often overlooked in the USA as great instruments, but I myself swear by them. The all solid wood versions can be hard to get in the states, but well worth the effort. This acoustic has a solid top, on board tuner and EQ, as well as a phase shift for feedback elimination. It plays and sounds beautiful. I rate it at only 4 stars, simply because it is not all solid wood. I have taken mine down from the high gloss finish to a satin finish for better aesthetics.