The Yamaha FX-270C is one killer guitar for the money. With a spruce top and nato back and sides, this guitar has plenty of warmth and punch while still retaining clarity and balance. The neck has a smooth satin lacquer to promote speed and ease of play and the high-ratio die-cast tuners ensure tuning stability. Additionally, the electronics in the guitar furnish a three band EQ for live tone shaping; effective electronics at this price are almost unheard of! The Yamaha name is one of the most venerable in the music world; this is a guitar any player would enjoy for years!