Based on the ever popular 000 and OM body size, this guitar is powerful enough to be flat picked while set up lightly for finger-style. It has a super responsive, piano-like voice that is both warm and incisive, woody and articulate. The relatively shallow body profile projects the sound better than deeper boxes while maintaining excellent bass to treble balance. Both the short 24.875 inch scale 000 and the 25.5 inch OM version of this instrument are based very closely on the early 30's vintage Martin specs and replicate the tone of the early originals. Also available in the longer 12 fret body shape. As a side note; Wayne Henderson borrowed my personal 000 to play his gig in Portland and loved it.