I'm very sorry to hear about your guitar being stolen. All thieves should be strung up, but that's all I'm going to say. The only advice I can offer about a replacement, is Washburn. This is mine. It's a Washburn Comfort G25SCE It's very comfortable to play. It has a forearm bevel which you can see. It has a very balanced tone, and I think it's equally good for picking or strumming. It also sounds good plugged in. It usually goes for $650, so the price is reasonable. I chose this one after playing about 30 guitars. I kept coming back to it. Three years later, no regrets. Good luck in your search.