I'm a fan of not-so-big acoustics namely because I can't handle those standard-sized ones comfortably. That's right, comfort handling affects playing proficiency & this will save you some performance blushes in terms of how much mistake you'd play on stage especially. This Custom MJ pair here is the perfect start for you if you wish to tread this path- solid top & a plug-in option, to me, these are essential. Please bear in mind that these are NOT travel-sized models. They are in-between models perfect for those of us looking for a less overwhelming outline while not wanting to sound too shallow. Look at that complementary instrument cable & guitar bag included in this offer- what have you got to lose?