Thanks for letting me play the Oscar Schmidt guitar. I could not believe the sound and playability on it. Before I looked at the price tag, I thought it was about a $600 guitar. This guitar plays as well as anything in that price range. I would fully recommend this guitar to any beginning student who is looking to start guitar lessons. Aside from the beauty and aesthetics, it is also a very well-built instrument. I've been teaching guitar lessons for over 20 years and would highly recommend it to any individual. The price is right.