I would like to congratulate Thomann with this small guitar, and offering it as such an amazing budget instrument to their customers!
Being a professional bass player for the past 20 years, guitar is not my on-stage instrument... the bass is. However I have been teaching guitar for many years too, and I would happily recommend this instrument to any of my students, young and old! Here's why:
It plays really easily, especially it being a short scale instrument (those barr-chords are a true breeze on it!), you can make incredibly strong bends with ease, and it sounds good on top of all of that!
One of the most remarkable things of it (and I was a little scared of this before it arriving, as I've had bad experiences with other short scale guitars), is that it JUST STAYS IN TUNE no matter what. As said, that is very rare on these kinds of short scale instruments. I checked out some things on youtube before making the order, and I must say that the guy in the video is not exagerating... I tuned it up after it arrived, played many bends etc. since, the guitar has been standing around here now for 3 days, and it is STILL perfectly in tune... How cool is that!?
For the money you would spend on dinner for 2, I would say it is an unbelievably good instrument for those considering a short scale to add to their arsenal... being it for the kids, or for the grown ups that would like it for easy practicing (you can even noodle around with it in your sofa, as it is so small, plus it plays super easily on those more difficult chords and grips) ... Definately has my support!
Ps: here's the video of the guy that convinced me to buy this cute but mean machine, check it out to see what I mean :)