He was a birthday gift at a surprise party for me and he was excellent. Before I arrived, he asked my wife if he could look thru my music to see what I liked. When I walked in to the party, I was sure that someone had purchased a new CD for me because his music was so good. This was quite a wonderful and much appreciated surprise. If someone wants a solo guitarist who plays clasical to Strunz and Farrah (and Led Zeppelin) give Manuel a try.