Sorry if this has been posted already before.... I've always thought that he was a rather mediocre flemenco guitarist. I'm not trying to take away anything from his success. If he wants to whore poorly crafted dreadnoughts on QVC and talk about how he just wants to give children the gift of music, then I wish him the best. Still, a friend sent me this article, and I found it interesting. http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/issues/2000-09-21/news/feature.html Thoughts?