The thing to remember about this guitar is that it is a hybrid- somewhere between a nylon classical and a steel string acoustic, plus it has to perform well when electrified. That's asking a lot, but it does live up to most expectations. Do not buy this guitar if you are looking for a true classical guitar sound. This is an instrument ideally suited for someone who does a lot of recording or live performance work, as it truly shines when the pickup is activated. I strongly recommend ditching the extra hard tension strings it comes with, and switch to hard or normal tension. It will sound better and have superior intonation. I found the guitar virtually untunable until I switched to hard tension. The finish and body work are exceptional, however the gearheads could be a bit better. If you are undecided between an NS32ce and the NS34ce, go with the 34 if you want a fuller sound with more low end. This is due to the 34 having a Grand Auditorium body versus the 32's Grand Concert. To me the 32 model was thin and missing something. I think the main negative aspect about this guitar is that when playing beyond the 10th fret unamplified, the result is a bit dull and thin. Above the 10th is absolute heaven.
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