Total newby here, lured in by the XV-950 reviews. I recently purchased an XV-910 in surf green (really more of a blue) and love it. I can't find anything really wrong with it--except for the amazingly cheap strings. I am impressed that they continue to leave black marks on my fingertips after a couple of weeks of playing! Anyway, I love the 910 so much that a couple of days ago I ordered the 950--even though I'd read the reviews here, some of which gave me pause. Still, I've owned cheap guitars for many years--and still have my first, a tulip-bodied Teisco. (My user name indicates my mental disease.) I appreciate all of the reviews here, especially the video reviews!