Around 7 or 8 months ago I had my beautiful handmade S. Yairi guitar stolen right under my nose. I couldn't believe it. I was at a bus stop on my way to give a lesson (my day job since '89) with my bike and guitar in a nice soft shoulder case. My mistake was I took it off my shoulder to put my bike on the bus rack. I turned around and it was gone. Yes there were people also at the stop and no, no one saw it lifted or they didn't speak up. I've been without an acoustic ever since. I bought the guitar in '73. It was a handmade S. Yairi, grandpa Yairi, one of the master luthiers of Japan. It was a plain, no frills dreadnought. I had it for 46 years and easily put my 10,000 hrs into it 3x over. Always had a light string touch, chords were easy and no buzz, it was true to normal guitar intonation, I say that because all regular guitars are always out of tune, that's what I call the "twang appeal". Anyway, I've been missing it and need to get something soon, I haven't had any energy to even check out a replacement yet. Plus I don't have the cash to get what I would really want like a Taylor or something. My first summer without an acoustic in my adult life, I'm 65. At least I have my G&L ASAT Special and my wonderful little Katana 50, plus a dobro and a fretless electric that I made, mostly it just hangs there collecting dust, I need a better one.