I have had this for 20 years! It is justa plain vanilla nylon string guitar made in Japan, but like good brandy in the casket, it seemed to have matured with age. I sanded down the bridge to lower the action and it plays great. There's no end to high tech electro-acoustic space age gadgets and materials, but when it comes down to a classical number, nothing beats good old nylon strings ringing through a hollow woodbody. I keep this guitar at my mother-in-law's house so that I can have something to do whenever I'm there.