I am offering this as a classical or dreadnought size. There is a knot and it's shadow towards the lower bout. Using it as a classical set would avoid the knot completely. As a dreadnought you might avoid it just fine but I lowered the price a little to be fair about having to contending with it in some form. Otherwise, this is really rare, beautiful set - like many that came from the larger tree I cut a couple of years ago.