Hi TGP, I find myself playing a ton of acoustic guitar at college - but it's never mine, because I don't own one! I'm sick of having to borrow other peoples' (... bad) guitars and was thinking of investing in one of my own. I consider myself pretty good, and I'd like to buy something that's gonna stay with me and my family for a long time. I learned after going through a few lower-level electrics (the kind people say "just as good as XXX for 1/2 the price!!!" about) that I'd rather just bite the bullet, look around and save, and buy something I'm not going to regret having a while later. So what should I be looking for, brand and characteristics-wise? I played a variety of used acoustics recently (Martins, Taylors, Gibsons) and noticed that even between same-model guitars the sound can vary quite a bit - why is that? Why do some play/bend easier than others when the scale lengths and everything else is the same? Why do some guitars have that nice full woody tone while others sound thin and plasticy? What woods should I want for the top and sides? Let's just put it this way: I know electrics. I do not at all know acoustics. Help!