I've always found it hard to play on full sized dreadnoughts, and this guitar is perfectly sized for me. The thin body lets me play it lying down, which is my favorite position after a long day at work. Special shout out to the persons who designed the neck - it is absolutely perfect for my hands. I'm 5'7" with medium sized fingers and I find this neck extremely comfortable to play on. This guitar is not very loud, and sounds best plugged in.