I just remembered… never closed the loop on my acoustic guitar purchase.
I ended up with a Taylor… model 720. It had all the elements I wanted… loud enough to keep up in an acoustic jam with my pick-less playing, a different look to it (like the sunburst rather than the natural finish), and an inspiring sound. It has a very nice low end and a clear high end. It responds very well to fingerpicking and strumming, and it’s not hard for me to dig in and really get volume out of it. I can bang on it hard too and it doesn’t distort and doesn’t really compress.
All in all… a GREAT guitar for me. A long and sometimes fun process to get there as well. I learned quite a bit more about acoustic guitar sounds than I knew going in.
Next up… I’ve gotta put a pickup in it, as mine came without. Trying to figure out the best system. I have a K&K in my Epiphone acoustic, which I really like but I think there might be something new and better out there…