Excellent chioce for a first guitar! Even if you've been playing for a while, you'll appreciate the build and tone of this guitar. Fitted with a 2-way truss rod, ensuring durability and longevity of playing life. A high gloss natural finish on the top, complimented by a darker finish on the back & sides. Fret guide dots along the ebonized maple fingerboard make it easier to know which fret number you're playing.