I was intrigued by the SE Angelus acoustics, but didn't plan on getting into one, until this came into the guitar shop I work at. The warehouse guy receiving the guitar at the dock instantly thought of me, so it never even made it to the floor. It's a really cool guitar, and plays like high end Taylors we have. I'm really not an acoustic guy, so I think this one if perfect for me because it still plays like a really high end acoustic without the high end price. The hard case that comes with these is sweet too!