I am a long time guitar player and collector who appreciates a good instrument, but I am new to the Weissenborn. I wanted a quality instrument but did not want to spend a very large sum before knowing how I was going to take to it. The Iseman Style 1 seemed like the perfect solution, and has proven itself to be a great sounding, good looking guitar. The style 1 is a no frills instrument, but the quality of Koa and the fine workmanship are typical of higher cost guitars. Thanks for the perfect introduction to lap slide, with a beautiful weissenborn at a price I could justify.