Initial and early-on impressions: The guitar was quiet for about the first hour of playing. Has opened up nicely since and now delivers a magnificent tone strummed with a pick, good golly! The action is pretty good though a setup will dial it in just right when it's time to change strings. For a RW dreadnaught, the guitar is pleasingly light in weight. Already rising to the top within my herd, the D-55 is on par or nearly so with my Yamaha LL-56. High praise indeed.