I'm on my 2nd Sadowsky in about 5 years. First one I never fell in love with and Bay'ed it for a good price. The Std 4 I have now is just superb. I am almost unable to get a bad tone out of it! Typically I'll rehearse with an amp setup pretty close to my live rig, so I always expect a good sound. Last night rehearsed at medium volume at the gtr player's house, using his son's little Hartke Kickback 12. Dayum that Sadowsky sounded fine through that rig. Clear, articulate, punchy, thick, even tone and volume across all strings. I think it would sound good through an Emerson transistor radio! I just wonder how bad an amp has to be to make my Sadowsky start to wilt???? Maybe its not possible.