Summary: Acoustically, it is bright for such a big body. Perhaps it was because of the cutaway. I wish the sound were deeper and darker. I played it unplugged with my wife on the piano, and it prevails against the onslaught of her Yamaha. The deep body creates enough resonance to "fight back" the sound of the piano. I am very happy with it. Plugging in is where the fun starts. I can create virtually any sound I want.
Excerpt: My brother bought this guitar as a first guitar back in 1997 or 1998. He was just starting out and it was recommended by the man at the music shop. We use Sheets & Sons Music in Heath, OH. They have a great selection and our very knowledgeable. Anyhow, the gentleman working there suggested we use this guitar pack. It has a solid top and comes with all kinds of great extras (picks, strings, string winder, DVD, electronic tuner, etc.) I really like this guitar.