An hour and one-half after opening the box I concluded that it is the nicest steel string guitar I have ever played. The basses are rich, the sixth string is not tubby in the first three frets (usual obvious disappointment), the mid range and trebles are full and with character. The guitar sings in chord but is not too flush with unnecessary lushness. Very responsive and silky to play.  I didn’t realize the body was smallish and so very comfortable. An absolute pleasure.  And it is gorgeous. The workmanship and wood selection are very fine. I feel privileged to have it in my possession. Thank you for the recommendation and for working with me.