With a laminated spruce top and mahogany back and sides, the RT16 has a surprisingly warm and rounded tone that you might not expect from a travel guitar in this price range; a fact that probably has a lot to do with its use of the Alvarez bi-level bridge technology that lets the vibrations from the strings travel further up the instrument in spite of the lack of a solid-wood top.
Built on a dreadnought body, the RT16 may be smaller than usual, but its general shape gives you a decidedly big sound for such a small instrument. In fact, for those players who are more slightly built, the RT16 can be a great choice for a regular guitar in that it gives you all the features of a dreadnought guitar without the problems that come from trying to handle a full-sized dreadnought. Just think of being able to get the depth and volume of a dreadnought without the depth of body that can be awkward for many guitarists to handle.
Not only does the RT16 sound great, it also comes with a padded gig bag to protect your instrument from the bumps and scratches it can get from being taken around to all of those places that you want a guitar but would rather not take a more expensive model.