I have had my first Tacoma acoustic for over a year (a JR55 with a Fender factory refin). I also have a DM9 that I found last fall. From a price and bling standpoint these could not be more different. The DM9 was the low end and the JR55 was top of the line. From the perspective of sound and playing they are equally amazing. I was fortunate to find both. Nothing is absolute but I will be surprised if I find any acoustics that are more perfect for me. If you have a chance to try or buy one they come highly recommended.