I ordered one of these after playing an old National Tricone that my friend has. It was the best looking and best sounding (in videos) metal bodied tricone I heard. At under $1000 this is an AMAZING guitar! Heck, this guitar would be amazing even if you doubled the cost! Mine is round necked, Easy to play, warm tone, amazing! They even went so far as to etch a design in the aged metal body! It's almost unnoticeable but it adds to the beauty of this guitar! Only negative thing I found was the tuners are sorta sticky (not very smooth), but replace those and its perfect!