A cutaway would be nice, bit that’s not in the style of this parlor guitar at all. Players looking for this kind of instrument are harking back to a different time. In any case, unless you are playing jazz or moving right up the neck, you don’t need a cutaway.
The action wanted some adjusting because I found it too high but this was not such a big deal it depends on your left wrist strength and your overall style of playing. It came delivered in a card board carton, but was very well protected.
The sound is surprising. I found that the high end is more dominant, which is great for cutting through noise if you’re playing acoustically, but I prefer more bass. Still, for the price tag it over delivers.