It's a hoot 'n a holler! Everything I expect a Martin dread to sound like! Clear, balanced, bell-like highs and warm, growly lows. Lots of that piano type stuff going on. Completely different from my J45. This is the acoustic sound I had in my head all along. I know this thread is worthless without pictures, but I don't have time to get any good ones right now, so this is just a quick snap. Haven't had time to do much other than a good inspection and a quick play. I'll get my strings on it and do a set up tomorrow. It's got one issue, and other than that it's very good condition. I knew this buying it, and got a great deal on it. I figured I'll have no problems reselling if it turns out to not be a keeper, but so far it sounds fantastic. It's got a top surface crack running from the low e bridge down to the binding. I've been in the guitar with a mirror, and my hand, and it absolutely is not all the way through at all. The crack was filled with titebond. I'm not sure that was a good idea. It does seem totally stable, and like I said, sounds great. What do you acoustic gurus think? I'm in it cheap enough I can put more money into it if need be, but I don't see any reason at this point to cleat it or anything.