A comfortable, beautiful percussive sounding with very good sustain acoustic guitar that has withstood the test of time. For those who started off playing the guitar in the 80s, the Congress brand is associated with an upgrade from beginners instrument. They offer high quality guitars at folk prices. This model was amongst their mid high range. Why buy an old guitar when you can get a new one for the same price? The answer is in the wood. New low cost guitars may offer the same configuration of spruce top, mahogany sides and back. The main difference will be the age and moisture content of the wood used. Moisture dampens vibration thus affecting the sound of your guitar. Have you wondered why low cost guitars these days don't last several years? Freshly cut wood contains a significant amount of moisture. As it dries up, the wood will start to deform. Well treated wood that are kiln dried are expensive. Wood timber that are air dried over time takes up storage space which contributes to cost. An alternative to buying new is to explore well maintained guitars that have withstood the test of time 10, 15, 20 years or more. If you're lucky, you'll get a great sounding guitar at a low price point with a lower risk of the guitar deforming in storage. This congress guitar is one such piece. More than 15years old, it is in great shape and great sounding. With some care, it'll live on for another 15 years or more. Leave a message with number if you want to hear some simple strums from the guitar. To be fitted with a piezo preamp for added versatility.