The AD30 from Alvarez sets the standard in bang for the buck. With standard features normally only found on high-end instruments, the AD30 is the best-sounding acoustic guitar you can buy. At the heart of the AD30's amazing tone is its hand-sanded scalloped bracing, which allows the top to resonate more freely without compromising strength & stability. Alvarez's bi-level bridge puts more down-pressure on the saddle, creating a more efficient energy transfer from the strings to the top, giving you more volume than you ever thought possible from a guitar in this price range. Alvarez also refined their neck profile, with a thinner, faster neck that plays easier, yet still feels solid in your hands. If you're looking for a first guitar that won't hold you back, or a better-sounding, faster playing acoustic that fits into your budget, look no further - the AD30 is the one.