This guitar is a hobby-within-a-hobby. I never became serious about studying classical guitar, but I thought it would be cool to have one. I bought this one at Gordon Miller Music in Towson. I don't think they still exist. It cost $125, which even then made it a low-end classical. I learned a few Baroque pieces, including Bach's Bouree in E Minor, and a Prelude. But never took a lesson and never got that good at it.