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I bought the RPH-05 as my beater, fell in love and then got the RPH-03 to drag around. Its a good size for a travel guitar and has a relatively full sound for its small stature. If your expectation is for this to sound like a full-scale Washburn, of course you'll be disappointed. But they are totally dope for what they are. The satin finish on the neck feels nice and the little details make it look a little more fancy and old-school. These Recording Kings seem fairly consistent in sound as I've picked up every one I've ever seen at the guitar shops, despite already owning one, and never been disappointed.