Made in Indonesia (handmade, luthier work supervised by Patrick James Eggle)
Jumbo "normal", Englemann spruce solid top, back and sides solid rosewood handle, Sapelli, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, frets in Nubone (synthetic bone made by Graphtech), Abalone rosette, lacquered finish Hi-Gloss ".
The neck is 43mm at nut is D, not too flat or too domed. Unlike the case it is polite to measure, making it very comfortable. He made 14 boxes before the junction with the table.
No cutaway on this model strictly acoustic, but exists in its electronic version.
Everything is perfect, even the factory setting does not suffer the slightest criticism.
The handle is very nice, we walk easily on the 14 boxes. RAS on ergonomics: sit the guitar takes over very naturally and is standing idem. The jumbo "ordinary" chosen by the brand is even more comfortable than a dreadnought!
No weight problem or even weight distribution, the guitar fits perfectly in hand.
Access to acute conforms to what we can expect to find on this type of guitar "standard"
A condition of transferring the original Elixir strings and mount any ordinary strings (Martin and Dean Markley, preferably bronze), we get immediately the true sound of this guitar
The sound is decidedly "modern" brilliant (very close to its Taylor).
Even if we are dealing with a jumbo, there is no marked predominance too low, it's very balanced ... so much so that one wonders sometimes if one is not rather a Grand Auditorium model XL version.
Many actually sustain.
The guitar responds very quickly to the right hand, one can pass easily from one set to a very sweet sound much more aggressive in attacking the strings differently ... short, versatility is actually present on this guitar.
The stamp of dominance "brilliant" does not yet encourage its use for old compounds on blues guitar mahogany ... but hey you can not have everything!
I use it now for almost three months.
Before buying (on a whim and via a coupon on the mark), I had 12 other folks and I do not count the hundreds who could pass me in their hands during the past 25 years ...
+ The special is the comfort of play
The peculiarity - it would be the Hi-Gloss varnish I found a little too bling-bling
Overall value for price seems quite exceptional, neither more nor less! This guitar is well worth a Taylor GA3 ... for a quarter of the price of the Taylor and sustain more in bonuses!
Without a doubt, yes I would do this choice: This is a truly professional quality and at a price almost ridiculous!