I have wanted an acoustic of some sort to keep by my chair in the living room for some time now. I have never really liked flattops and was really wanting an acoustic archtop but did not want to spend the kind of money needed to get something decent. I am trying out this Ibanez for now as it is the closest that I have found sound wise with its all mahogany body, and at a very decent price I thought (new $245 from GC). I compared this to several others (Yamaha FS8x0, Martin DJR2, and a few others) and like the playability and the sound of this the best. I liked the Martin a lot but was afraid that the 24" scale would be problematic. I may also order a used The Loar LH300 for comparison and may be returning this one.