Hello all, You may have seen my previous thread on the Pink Paisley tele. I have spent a few months saving to get a Taylor K24CE with AA top. I have found one in a music store in Atlanta, GA for $3999.00, which is an awesome price. I am about $1000 short of that right now. I don't play professionally anymore, but would like to in future again. I am trying to decide between two choices: 1. Save the additional $1000.00 and buy the Taylor K24CE with AA top or 2. Buy the custom made Pink Paisley Tele by a luthier in Oklahoma (recommended by Bill Crook for lefties) and a Taylor GS Mini Koa for my travels. I have wanted both the K24 and the Pink Paisley for as long as I can remember and travel regularly. So I am trying to decide if I should get myself a great quality travel guitar and the Pink Paisley, or go with the Taylor K24CE AA Top. My fear with the Taylor is that it is such a beautiful guitar, I would be afraid of even playing it! Let alone taking it to gigs. It doesn't strike me as a guitar that would look good road worn. Option 2 is cheaper and gets me the Paisley that I have wanted for years and the travel guitar, which I have played and also sounds amazing. Option 2 also leaves me with about $700 left for my savings account (which will keep my wife happy) and the additional $1000 that I would have to save. But option 1 gets me something that is of the finest quality. Thoughts? I have a lot of guitars already, more electrics than acoustics and ironically, I am more of an acoustic player. I just prefer collecting electrics. I guess more variations!