Just got this 00028 Eric Clapton Signature earlier this morning and I am SO impressed. I have always heard Martin did a bang-up job on this guitar, and now I know that is true. The build is flawless, the woods are Premium Grade just as they say and the playability and sound are outstanding. The modified V neck is so comfortable. This little guitar has huge projection and balance and surprising headroom for a small bodied guitar. I love short scale acoustics. This is a 2009 with not a mark on it! I traded a Taylor 714ce for it. Never like Taylor guitars, but got the 714 in a trade knowing I could flip it for something I really wanted. The bet paid off!! The Baggs M1 Active is way cool. Not the pickup for a fingerstyle purist, but as a primary electric player I love the sound.