Been playing over 10 years and I've never owned an acoustic but am looking to pick one up. I've played 15 or so in the last couple of weeks but nothing really jumps out at me. I seem to like the higher end Breedlove's playability and the sound of the higher end Martins. I'm looking for a Spruce top with Rosewood sides/bottom. Mahogany is just a bit too dark for me. The Martin Artist series was more my style but one made from solid wood (not HPL) get pricey quick. I haven't been able to find a Yamaha AC3R to play but I've heard they are pretty nice. Price range is under $1500. Got any recommendations?