Sort-of wanting a better acoustic for years (been playing a 40 yr old Yamaha forever) and rarely impressed when I grab most acoustics at stores, I decided to drive 90 minutes each way last night for a single owner 1995 Martin DM. It was well played in by him. So, it has spots of play wear, plus what seems like a pretty thin satin finish. No flash, just tone. Sound is much richer than the Yamaha and I'm happy with it. Came with original case and papers he had. He had a passive piezo installed, not sure how that sounds. I know there's lots of choices out there for newer instruments, and better electronics, but I like this one and it should hold value if/when I decide to move it for something different. My wife suggested we start a duo (she's piano and sings) and play out, restaurants, wineries, etc. so this will be used for that and at church. She's never was interested in playing out before but now kids are moving out so it will give us something to do together.