This little guitar is very nice, I wanted something light and small to bring with me on the beach, and this one is perfect for the task, the sound is all right when unplugged, but it becomes very good when plugged into an amplifier, I am sure it's possible to set many different sounds, and it would be great for recording. The fretboard is ok, I checked the intonation and it's perfect, the neck is smooth to the touch, confortable, I have not find anything to complain for. The tuners are just about all right, but not excellent. I cleaned the neck with lemon oil, and now it feels nicer to the touch. The black finish is beautiful, mind that if it is very hot on the beach you may want to get a guitar of a lighter colour so its surface won't get so hot attracting too much sunlight. This guitar is easy to pick up and play when you are sitting on the couch, or lying on bed, because it is not heavy or cumbersome and it can sit anywhere beside you so you may find yourself picking it up often. I found that if I want to record sitting in front of my computer this guitar is very light to hold, it won't give me any problems, so this is excellent for recording in front of your pc, it won't get in the way so much... The only thing is that, if you are used to playing a bigger guitar with a longer neck, you might have to adjust to it, since this one is tiny, its neck shorter, so your arm may shift to the right and you have to get used to it, or maybe you have to shift the body of the guitar to the left... I received it perfect, new and well wrapped so thank you.