I've not played nor owned an acoustic guitar for over a decade. I think it really helps in songwriting, especially. So, I'm in the market for an acoustic (electric) guitar and have my eyes set on the following brands: Taylor, Laravee, Gibson and Martin. My budget is b/w $1,000 and $1,500. I usually buy used electric guitars, but am a bit weary buying used acoustic guitars b/c they are more delicate and susceptible to humidity. (I played a Taylor 310 CE Grand Auditorium with a special price of $1,350 at GC - is this a good price by the way?). I think I really liked the way 310CE sounded; very complex highs with enough warmth and depth. I also do like the warmth of Martins, especially the Roy Rogers model, but so expensive. Those 2 guitars are my benchmarks as to what I like. So, what are your recommendations and why? HERE IT IS AFTER A 6 MONTH SEARCH: A 1992 Guild D-30. I paid $762 w/ tax at GC! It's true when ppl say buy the guitar that "speaks to you!" While waiting for the GC guy to find the case i figured out the beginning of a Fleetwood Mac song - that just did it for me. Sitka Spruce top with Flamed Maple Arched Back & Sides, Mahogany Neck w/ Rosewood board and Grover tuners. Real low action with a beautiful tone. I've never been so happy with a purchase, especially its price was well under my budget! It has some dings, scratches, checking and whatnot - adds personality. Practically no fretwear. The past owner put a Fishman pickup which I was told is a nice one. Thanks for all of your advice and opinions!