I stopped into a new chain store that recently opened up in my city and on the wall were a decent selection of Martin acoustics of which I have been looking forward to playing. Well, my bud and I begin to dig into some of these beauties and WOW ! Every last one of them was a complete DOG! Toneless, vibeless, volumeless, you name it they DIDN'T HAVE IT! We played models on the low side in price all the way up to the high side ( over $3,000 is high side to me ) and not one had anything whatsoever interesting about it. How in the world does Martin Guitars stay in business nowadays with all these other builders putting out far superior products? I am sorry to say but you new Martin guitar lovers are just plain "tone deaf" I guess. I am amazed Martin is still around. LOUSY, lousy guitars! Pretty, but plain LOUSY! Whew...........I just feel better now thank you.