I purchased this guitar new from a local dealer after looking at it for several years (KOA is my favorite) and previously purchasing several Taylors (my favorite). I played it often and studied it very closely. After saving the purchase price and finding I could not find a better investment for my retirement I made the leap. I have had this guitar for several years. I can find no flaws with it. I keep it in my humidity controlled music room. I hope to play this guitar (gingerly) for several more years before selling it (if ever). I can find absolutely no faults in craftsmanship, tonally, or well, anything.