I've been looking for a new acoustic for a little while, as the fretboard on my Takamine is a bit cramped. The nut is 1 and 5/8" and my hands are just too darn big. I'd tossed around the idea of an Epiphone Masterbilt, maybe a Blueridge, or just saving up for a Taylor. I'd almost settled on an older Seagull Folk when this Maritime popped up on the local CL. With a nice hard case and LR Baggs Element pickup installed, the price was definitely right. I set up a time to check it out and pretty much instantly just loved the way it it played. I'm really blown away by how much guitar I got for the money.