The Crafter JE-18/N is a joy to strum and extremely loud. Crafter uses a nice solid cedar wood for the top and the craftsmanship is nice. The guitar plays smoothly, neck shape is comfy and the guitar all in all is nicely set. When plugging it you immediately enjoy using the L.R. Baggs LR-T NX system, which uses their under.the-saddle element pickup (which we love). The LCD tuner is really easy to use and makes your life easier on the stage, the eq on the preamp helps you get your sound right and is quite versatile. If you're in the market for a boomy & loud guitar, consider the Crafter JE-18/N.