Right out the bag, I put the neck on and was shocked that the thing was almost still in tune (we’re talking 1/4 step sharp on 4 strings) !!!

The neck is much wider than most of the travel/parlors I’ve been playing lately but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing for those that want a full feel or fingerpick. Think Taylor 514 feeling.

Volume! This thing really does sing with new strings, clear as a bell and projects extremely well.

The factory setup is really high, so like all instruments get it set to where you like it. Not going to ding Journey for leaving plenty of of room to adjust action.

Actual Ebony end pins! Saved me a couple bucks.

Pickup is really robust through my Fishman mini. I will try it DI through an LR Baggs Venue and update later.

You pay for convenience for sure. And for those not familiar with carbon fiber, do not expect perfect polished edges.

For a grand I think I got my money’s worth, so Journey if you’re listening, make a super jumbo and I’ll be all over it. So very glad I didn’t pull the trigger on a rainsong.

–By N.V.