I'm looking into getting a 000/OM, and the eastmans peak my interest. I'm looking to spend around 500$, and it seems like they have a well made for the dollar line, along with nitro finishes. I'm also looking into the recording king 626, or perhaps a seagull? But the eastmans seem to have a huge line. Now, the amount of models they have is pretty extensive. I'm assuming the price goes up from the one series to the seven series, but then you have the traditional series, which also has the more traditional headstocks, which i much prefer. Any guidance for someone whos never owned an acoustic? Alot of acoustic I've played, from 300 to 3000$, feel like they have this big dead blanket over them that just feels lifeless. I'd like a lively, bright guitar, which some quality dynamics and volume.