My father in law just retired and has said he would like to learn some guitar. So for his retirement I got him a nice acoustic. It was only $200 new. I ended up getting a nice hard case and the pro coverage so it ended up about $400 by the time I was done. I played allot of acoustics and found the Yamaha acoustics sound really good. Even $800-$1500 guitars didn't sound as good to me. It doesn't sound dead and flat like allot of them. Only guitar at GC I really liked more was a Taylor that was over a grand. Anyway he is happy If anyone is looking for an acoustic these Yamaha FG guitars are great.