I’m an electric guitar player, have been since I started in 1973. I never had any interest in acoustics, but in 1989 I spent 7 months working in China. One of the few things we “foreign experts” did to pass the time was sit around drinking and trading songs. Not the environment for an electric. So when I got back, I decided I should have an acoustic just for hacking around, nothing really good or expensive. I looked at a low-end Martin, but wasn’t thrilled with the sound. In the end I found one I liked the sound of, and it was only slightly more money than I had planned to spend. I wasn’t wild about the fact that much of its price was going into bling: gold tuners, fancy inlays, ebony bridge, but I liked the sound and that’s what counts. So I paid the princely sum of $425 for a Washburn D-21S. I didn’t know, or didn’t even care much about acoustic guitars, but by sheer dumb luck I got a good one. The “S” indicates a solid spruce top. I’ve now had the Washburn for 30 years, and haven’t played it much, but I brought it along this week on a work trip. My co-worker and I spent last night in the hotel lounge, drinkin’ and passing the guitar back and forth. We agreed that this guitar sounds fantastic. Again, sheer dumb luck, but I lucked into a great guitar. Big booming sound. My buddy and I both think it sounds like a 12-string sometimes. Not sure how or why, but it does. Looking at Reverb, D-21S’ are going for about $200-300. For that kinda money, there’s no point even considering selling it to upgrade. I have little use for acoustic guitars, but on the rare occasions I want to play one, this Washburn makes me happy.