Hey all! It was great to find some fellow Minarik players. I've been an endorsing artist for almost 2 years now and play a Lotus in Dark Cherry Burst. Many of my students have purchased one after hearing and playing mine. These are great, versatile guitars. I use mine in all my instructional videos, performances and while teaching. Looking forward to hearing from all of you. You can see excerpts from my instructional videos using the Lotus on my youtube channel posted below.