I have been a Martin guitar guy for years but recently picked up a Seagull Artist folk model. It's a great guitar for the price. Not long after I bought the Artist I stumble across Blueridge guitars when I was out of town on business. I ended up buying a BR-183 that same day. It's an awesome guitar and great value for the money. The BR183 is an OOO body size and to be honest I haven't played any of my other guitars since I bought it over two months ago. I love it!! I recommend you check them out.