Actually it arrived a few days ago and I have been adjusting and playing on it. I have always wanted an acoustic archtop (I have never liked flat tops although I have tried many times) and I was specifically looking for something that I could knock around with in the living room when the mood struck without having to go to the bother of going to the music room, getting my nice guitars out of the case, and plugging in. I think this will work quite nicely for the task. It reminds me a lot of the old Harmony and Silvertone archtops in many ways. It does have a carved top which makes it quite loud but it has definite finish problems and is covered in thick poly. And with the 15% MF discount and Backstage Pass rewards it came to just $460 brand new! First impressions are that it is a decent guitar for what I wanted, not outstanding in any way, but preferable (to me) to a vintage Harmony type that would probably require expensive repairs. Fit and finish is certainly not top notch (but I was expecting this from reviews). I had ordered one into GC earlier but refused it because of a poor neck angle that is apparently common on these guitars, but in playing it at the store I decided I wanted to try one more time. I ordered this one from MF and it does have a better neck angle so I will probably keep it. Common to both was some poorly finished areas (under the neck overhang, f-holes, etc.) but I guess these are to be expected from a solid carved top guitar at this price point, and don't detract from the playability or the sound. Speaking of sound it is LOUD! I had an Ibanez AFJ95 that sounded great plugged in but was extremely quiet and "dead" acoustically. My Eastman is louder but nowhere close to the Loar (as to be expected with a laminate top and set-in pickup). It has some buzz that I think is more related to my fingering and the extremely flat fingerboard, but otherwise sounds quite good with the right pick (a thicker jazz pick is mandatory); I'm sure I will get used to the flat fb with time. As to the main complaint about this guitar, the V neck, I must say that I don't really notice it much at all, and it feels quite comfortable to me. I have never liked thin necks (I sold an Epiphone ES339 mostly because of the neck). I will continue to give it a good tryout but at the moment I would say it is all that I was wanting and perfect for my intended purpose. If anyone here has any questions that I can answer, feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer.