Totally the truth. A couple months ago I met friends out for a beer and there was an acoustic guy playing. He was good enough, and was playing a pricy Turner acoustic. It was the worst, harshest, tone you could imagine. It made it difficult for me to enjoy conversation with my friends. Not because I was a guitarist analyzing the 'tone' but because it simply sounded really bad. I was amazed at how one could make such a nice, expensive instrument sound so horrible. If it sounded anything at all like an acoustic guitar it probably would have been OK. In this room one could get away with a mic on the acoustic.