First off, I really do love the guitar. The shipping box is in the bin and it's not going back. Arrived with a good set-up. Plays well. Very clean build. It's a heavy little sucker. Could definitely use it for home defense then go right back to picking once the intruders were beaten out of the house! Of course it's a factory build, so can't really complain. Besides, one of the reasons I bought it was to take hiking and camping. The extra heft might come in handy one day in the great outdoors.
It's got a sweet voice - especially at on the couch late at night when you don't want to disturb the rest of the house. That's when you can't help but think how great it might be if she lost a pound. I'm trying a few sets of strings to settle on the best ones. D'Addario nickel bronze custom lights are a noticeable improvement over the Earnie Balls.
OK Nit-Picks: Tuning is less than buttery smooth. The grovers are OK... seems to be the D and G strings are a bit tight in the nut slot. Will be changing strings soon and can see to that. Also, every string contacts the headstock before reaching the tuner - especially the D and G, which bend at a noticeable angle between the nut and tuner. More of an eyesore than anything else. But this could have been noticed at the prototype stage and remedied before production.
As I said, I really do like the guitar. My Goodall standard and custom built nylon crossover are getting a bit jealous, and that's saying a lot. I've got my eyes on a set of Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons that just BELONG on this guitar, as well as some ivoroid bridge pins... once my checking account rebounds.
Thank you for your review, Daniel!