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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus View Post
    Thanks for the input guys - I guess I'll have to go try some different types of acoustics. Based on the sound of my Seagull and descriptions of the sound of different body styles, something like a 00 or 000- body style could work. Although I bet a high-end dreadnought would have a more refined sound than my Seagull anyway, so I won't rule out those yet.
    Dreadnoughts are loud and bass heavy by design. The shape was created by Martin to hold up to a banjo, which is an exceedingly loud instrument. I've got a Martin D-28 that I love, but if your complaint about your S6 is boominess, then avoid dreadnoghts.

    The Martin "core" guitars--45, 41, 35, 28, 18--are all dovetail joints. Taylor uses bolt-on necks. The bolt-on design makes it a lot easier to get low action, making for a more playable guitar to people coming over from the electric world.
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    Just here to 2nd the Breedlove suggestion.

    I got one of their cheaper models, can't remember the model number but I think I spent $450 on it and it's KILLER. Their high end models are nuts, the only thing I'd ever consider above a Taylor.

    Can't really go wrong with Taylor's either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim777 View Post
    These are superb guitars, but I believe (in the US anyway) they are a lot more expensive than a Martin D-16. If you can get a nice Furch for the price of a Martin, then that would be a no brainer. An Eastman would also be a great guitar for the money.
    Seeing as they're Czech made, I'd imagine Furchs being more affordable this side of the pond.

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    I have a buddy with several from Rocky Mtn Guitar and the one I played was hands down the best acoustic I've ever touched. Super rich tone and it sang out like no other. It was definitely not cheap, but wow was it amazing.
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    If you want a piano like tone, you could also try an Emerald
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    If you're going to drop that much coin, some models are worth just a few hundred more to go 4xx. Go for a taylor 416 over a 316. I'd go 310 over 410 though. The slightly bigger bodied ones sound extra nice in the ovangkol on average. At least I'm pretty sure that's what it is, I wasn't aware of any other structural changes that would affect sound much like different bracing or anything.

    That's sight unseen (sound unheard?) obviously. There are clearly exceptions there, and you can surely find an amazing 316 or 410, but having sold probably 80 across those two lines, thats just something I noticed was fairly consistent compared to most things in the guitar world.
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