With a Compact Grand Auditorium Body this guitar produces a beautifully powerful and warm tone. The neck of the guitar meets the body at the 12th fret instead of the 14th fret as traditionally found on other models. This makes for a shorter over-all size making the guitar very comforatable to hold. The solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides create a clear and balanced sound. Taylor's onboard pick-up and preamp make this guitar sound like a dream when plugged in. If you have been searching for the right compact acoustic this is a must see. With new models priced at above $3,000 you could save hundreds on a guitar that looks just like new.