This is not the guitar for those who afraid to play guitars because they are too pretty. I don't however fall into that category as I have always played all of my guitars, and had this built to sound as good as it looks! Preliminary reports from Ron indicate that it was an overwhelming success!:BEER The full story and details of the construction are here: http://p092.ezboard.com/fthornnewsanddiscussionpagefrm10.showMessage?topicID=234.topic I can't wait to get this guitar next week and introduce it to the Fuchsen and the Nedsel!!! Thanks to Ron and Pops for exceeding my expectations at every point in the build process!!