That's more or less the appeal that this has for me ... feels like playing an electric, but puts out tones that sound like a wide palette of quality acoustic tones.Speaking as a player that needs a good thin-bodied acoustic to partner up with a quality solid body for shows, this looks like the answer to a lot of problems - and demos sound WAY better than the previous model. A6 and T5 just don't sound right to me for what I do (pop and blues in bands, duos and solo).
Yes, $2K will get you a Martin or a Taylor, but that's not solving the problem that this one addresses for a touring musician i.e. something that sounds acoustic (and I am thinking that I can further bolster this with IRs if needed) whilst having the dimensions of an electric. If it does what it *seems* to, then it'll pay for itself in a matter of weeks and I can retire #1 acoustic from the road.
I just have to get up the road and try one, but I have to be honest - if this delivers on its promise then one's coming home with me in the next week or so before touring season starts.
Having heard more clips, the electric tones are still sounding like tones I would never use ... but that's OK. I am happy getting electric sounds from an electric, and have also happily owned electric guitars that have switch positions that I never used (eg S1 Fender Strat switching)