When you lay hands on an instrument like this, with a vigorous, juicy voice to matches voluptuous curves, you know you're in guitar heaven--if this is guitar is a dream, we don't want to wake up. A 2002 SJ from the one and only Kim Walker, this instrument is why we got into this business in the first place: flawless design, and faultless tone. There's so much energy waiting to explode out from the soundhole, we recommend first playing this guitar in a sturdy chair that's far away from fragile objects. The bass notes are bottomless and rich, and are complemented by an upper register that is clear as bells and adorned with delicate overtones in the upper frets. Played with a flatpick, and you've got yourself a force of nature, with incredible projection and sustain. Prefer fingertips? This Walker SJ responds instantly to even a light touch, and absolutely sings in altered tunings. All this, Kim has accomplished with an expressive Sitka Spruce top (with some light bearclaw figure) and East Indian Rosewood. Ever play a guitar you swore up and down had Brazilian Rosewood, only to find out it was Indian instead? This SJ could be the first.Click here to check out this video of fingerstyle virtuoso and composer, Clive Carroll, perform one of his new tunes, "In the Deep," on this Walker!