I ended up going the carbon fiber route. I never wanted to gig my expensive wood acoustics, and on cheaper guitars I got tired of split tops, lifting bridges, sprouting frets... lol. And through a PA they don't really sound all that much different (unless you are mic'ing the soundhole... no thanks to that with drummer and bass... lol). Love my Rainsong it sounds and plays fantastic. So consistent. 100 degrees? Pull it out and it's in tune and ready to roll. -10 below? Pull it out and it's in tune and ready to roll. Paddle a canoe with it? Pull it out and it's in tune and ready to roll. To be fair though, we do a TON of outdoor gigs so it may be more of a factor to me than others.