Conclusion: I have played guitar for about 35 years now (gasp). Most of my playing in the past has been classical guitar (1968 Ramirez). I also played guitar and banjo in a bluegrass band in the late 60ties. More recently I have been concentrating on steel string guitars. I have been in an intense search for a new steel string guitar for the last six months prior to purchasing the C10 Deluxe.