You betcha. It is a D-28 Dreadnought copy that I made from a kit about 10 yrs ago. Natural talent? Naw. Beginners luck is more likely. Doesn't matter. I scalloped the top braces well beyond what was recommended and actually thinned down the top in some experimental areas...and it sounds fantastic, and hasn't imploded yet... It's a cannon, one that really started to bloom around the 5-6 year mark, and just keeps getting better.