I'd tell ya if I knew! After wandering into the acoustic room at the local GC a while back & playing a used BR, I was real impressed. It stacked up nicely against the Martins & other high end acoustics that were priced at almost 5 times a much. Started looking on eBay for one & got this one for a bid I thought would never win it. Gotta love those late Friday night auction endings...! She is definitely a keeper.