Lakewood guitars are known for being well crafted and the J-50 Jumbo guitar we have received for demos served as a fine example to that. Opening the case was a thrill already, the AAAA European solid spruce was a joy to look at, so was the fine rosette work. Out of the case we were not disappointed! The J-50 is an open and vibrant guitar, it is well balanced and the string separation on it is superb. It does not deliver too much low end, on the contrary, the lows are quite tight and leave enough room for other tonalities to blossom. For those of you who need amplification, luckily the Lakewood J-50 comes with an L.R Baggs Anthem system which allows pure microphone and piezo combinations so fine tone through an amp or a PA system is easily achieved.