Just arrived via FedEx to my office, so I don't really get to play it until later this evening, but tuned it up real quick and it feels and sounds just as I expected it to so far. I played a bunch of Martins, Taylors, Guilds, etc before finding that the J-45 was just right for me. For my taste, the J-45 sound is just right, while a lot of others were too bright or too dark. I also think I like the 12" radius over the more common flatter ones. Now, I've been mostly an electric player for years, so I don't have a lot of experience with what strings are going be best for me, etc, and am totally open to any suggestions you guys may have.