I've ordered one of these things. I've spoken with some owners and they are all very enthusiastic. Do any of you guys have a Seagull Merlin? How long until a mediocre fingerstyle guitar player can play something on it that sounds decent? Seems simpler than a ukelele, to tell the truth.

While on the topic of an alternate stringed instrument....how much "carry over" skill wise is there from one instrument to another? Say a top level guitar player picks up a ukelele, or a Merlin or something like that and started playing around with it....would it come to him easily, almost naturally?

I'm really looking forward to my Merlin. Gonna be fun!