If you want to go down the period route, for early 19thC classical works you need a Panormo or Lacote or Staffer, etc, etc, and if you want to play Tarrega you require a Torres. If you want to do both on a low budget, this one guitar will do a decent job, especially if you put nylgut or gut on it. I've played lots of original period instruments, one with Sor's signature inside, and I much prefer my Panormo copy by Simon Ambridge. Sor was very keen to buy new guitars rather than old ones, so I would encourage anyone with some finance behind them to commission a copy from a good maker. For a student looking for a taste of the 19thC, the Aria would be a good start. In my opinion, of course.