I will admit. I have been in to my acoustics much more so than my electrics lately. Pick it up. Pick a Pick and Play. Very simple. Plus I love Guild. Been looking at slope shoulder and 000 12 Fret (this is not one) acoustics and well the scripted logo, slope shoulder and of course it is a Guild. I have zero issue with laminate sides and backs if it sounds good. Fingers crossed and thanks Sweetwater for putting this deal together. Coupla Pics of my actual guitar.