They're not very expensive - their flagship selling for somewhere just under $2k - but I've become a big fan. I'm a self-admitted acoustic guitar snob, most of my guitars costing over $3k, but I played a D-55 today that was my favorite in the shop (among the 10 or 15 I played). A friend plays a D-55 (a gift to him from Slash, of all people) and he gets one of the best tones from an acoustic guitar I've ever heard. Certainly much of the tone is his playing technique, which is outstanding, but even when he plays my Collings his basic "tone" is more or less similar to mine. But that D-55 of his, and even the one I played today, has a mid-range that I really crave. It's very strong and BIG. Recorded, it's substantial in the track. It plays pretty easily, to boot. So any love for Guild?