This is a special NGD for me because its my first really nice acoustic guitar. I have a Taylor GS Mini-E which is a decent guitar for gigging with, the same could be said for the Ovation Elite that I used to have, but I've never owned a nice acoustic guitar made to be enjoyed primarily for the way it plays and sounds, rather than it's portability, electronics, or weather resistance. I had always heard that Martins would fight you, and that they were hard to play. This couldn't be further from the truth, at least not on the 00-15M. It plays like a dream, nice low action with no buzzing. Perfectly balanced warm tone.