I just don’t know when to stop. I don’t have the cash, but I fell in love with one of these (the CL – on the right in the picture) and bought it on the weekend. I have wanted a performance-grade acoustic for some time (my Yamaha is really only suitable for home hacking) and when I played this one I just knew it was the one. Plus, given I’m starting something new I figured I’d better get my own guitar (instead of leaning on Barry’s generosity all the time!)
It’s slightly smaller than a full-size acoustic, but it has a very full sound both acoustically and through it’s built-in pickup. I tried the same model at a different store and it sounded nothing like the one I got (luck of the draw sometimes with these things). The only downside is a buzz affecting the low E and D strings – but this is easily fixed with a setup.
Very happy with the purchase (and it seems I’m not the only happy camper) – but now I need really watch my spending for a while!