Just scored an E8D off Craigslist. What a fantastic guitar. Loud and bold, but still responsive to fingerstyle. Somehow I now own five Chinese guitars. Two Eastmans, two Recording Kings and a Yamaha. All are solid wood except the Yamaha, which has laminate back and sides, and other than the E8D which was $500, they all cost less than $200. It seems insane that I have five very nice guitars for well under $1500 but there it is. I think this is the golden age of inexpensive guitars.