We receive calls (lots of them!) from guitarists who ask, “If I can only own one guitar, which one should I own?” Of course, it depends on the use, the budget, and the style of music. But if they are a straight ahead player who wants the perfect combination of carved acoustic quality, feedback resistance, comfort, responsiveness, and attainability, Howard almost always will steer them towards the 16-B. We have to make some small aesthetic compromises to keep the price well below our Flagship and Elite pricing. But that doesn’t mean we don’t take liberties to slip in an occasional killer flame and color combination for our Boutique followers. This one has a stunning flamed back and matching sides, beautiful flamed neck, and our limited autumnburst finish. Move fast on this one!