So I'm ready to buy a new small-body guitar — an OM or 000 size. I seem to be coming back to two Martins; an OM-28V and a 000-28EC. I would love to entertain the idea of a Collings or Santa Cruz, but they're just beyond my financial threshold.
I am playing more fingerstyle lately, so I'm looking for a 1 3/4 nut and wider string spacing. I'm stuck on the long-scale/short-scale thing, however. I realize a typical OM with longer scale length has a bit more projection than a shorter-scale 000, but the 000 seems easier for fretting/string bending.
Anyone have an OM/000 size guitar; particularly one of the two mentioned above? What are your impressions of them — or any others you've played?