I play the silver 62II and have been for about 4 or 5 years now. I love it, but I also have tried a couple other silver 62IIs and and I found it hard to get a clear sound out of one of them. I highly recommend the instrument but try it before you but it.I agree with everyone who said to try it. That's the way to know for sure if you should buy it. I can't comment on the silver version but I love my lacquer yts-62II.