The Alvarez AFH600 OM/Folk Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar, is a BEAUTIFUL guitar all around. From the finish to the sound. I'm by no means a professional, but when playing this guitar I feel like I can take it anywhere and play an amazing set or just relax around a bonfire and have a great time. This guitar produces a warm, full, balanced sound. I rarely play with a pick, so when playing the AFH600 I was able to easily play, which would be the idle for a beginner or an intermediate player. Lastly, the shadow burst finish gives this guitar an elegant old country look, which just makes it all the more amazing.