If you like tight and dry tone then this is the guitar for you. On most of the vintage series Furch applies a hand-brushed vintage finish which in our opinion has got a lot to do with the sound of the OM31-SR. When playing it, the guitar feels very tight, tight is a main word for describing this instrument. Every note is there, right on the spot, but more solid or should we say "raw" than what you get when playing standard finished guitars. To us, the OM31-SR feels like a great candidate for the solo singer songwriter who likes it real.