I heard about Claude St. Denis Guitars and after actually hearing the dreadnaught model played by local musician, Sean Cotton, I called Mr. St. Denis to arrange and appointment. I was looking for an OM sized guitar and after playing his triple S (standard Steel String) model, I was sold. At first blush I couldn’t help but notice the fine detail paid to the finish of the instrument. The feel and balance are great, and the action was excellent. I was amazed at the overall tone and natural volume. The sustain was like a big old bell. It seems to ring forever. I purchased this guitar and had a K an K mini pickup installed by Claude. This guitar has moved to the head of the class, ahead of my Martin D-28, 25 years old, and my Gibson J-50, 54 years old. I invite all serious musicians to check out the Claude St.Denis guitar lineup. I promise that you will not be disappointed.