This is one of those better-than-new used guitars, confusing as that may sound, and it really doesn't show any signs of playing wear. But the lacquer finish has settled into the wood a bit, giving it a subtle patina, and it's been strung up for a couple years which always seems to help warm up the tone. The only change has been the addition of a strap button on the neck heel. These 0-18 Martins are ones we often point to as prime examples of how big a small-bodied guitar can sound. The tuck-under-your-arm convenience of this body size allows you to play in positions that would be awkward with a big guitar, keep this 0-18 on the wall next to the comfy couch and see your playing hours per week go up!