Playing the acoustic more and more these days, really loving the immediacy and tonal qualities. I just picked up a McPherson that has some great character contrasting my HD28. Very piano like. It came with Elixir Medium 13-54. The low end was amazing, clear and round with a great upper register. Problem was that it was a little fatiguing on my hands. I play 10's on my electrics mostly, some 11's. I switched on a set of SOB 12-53 acoustic and it "felt" better but I lost a lot of that special quality I was enjoying especially in the lower register. I like SOB strings so I think it has more to do with gauge. I am not a strummer per se on acoustic - listening a lot to Django (I know about the selmer thing) Russell Malone, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice - mostly a flatpicker. Should I just try and adjust to the bigger gauge or is there a brand that is "bigger" sounding but in a lower gauge? I play for hours daily and seem to gravitate almost completely to acoustic these days but the 13's were challenging after some time so I was tuning down. Advice?