Well, It's about time to find a new acoustic, well I always buy used, but you know. I've had several old MArtins throughout the years, guilds, and one Taylor I loved. All gone. Now I have an old Yairi I love dearly but it has seen much better days. I am looking for a 00 or 000 style basically. I was thinking of maybe trying to check out a Clapton or Mayer sig model or similar, used they are in my price range. Now about 8 years ago I played the only Santa Cruz I have ever had the chance to play and it was a parlour guitar. W/o a doubt, the most amazing toned acoustic I think I ever enjoyed playing. If I would of had the $3.5k I would have bought it then and there. So, searching ebay, the OM SC's go for around $1500. How are these compared to a used Martin contemporary?