Personally I think their the best small guitar company right now. They're affordable models play and sound amazing, and are cheap. But the high end models are just plain impressive. I own a cap10 blackout which was a run of 23 guitars. The other chapmans I've played are also incredibly good. But my cap10 is easily the best guitar I've ever played or owned. It sounds insane and plays just as good. I know this all comes down to opinion. But i figured I'd pass on my experience in case anyone wants a chapman. If you are thinking about getting one, do it. It's well worth it.