I think I'm going to direct all my gear money for the foreseeable future into saving for a Collings. Every single one I've ever picked up, of every body style, has been stunningly excellent. "Precision crafted" is a phrase that comes to mind. But the one that always grabs me is the OM1. Mahogany back and sides, spruce top, heavenly tone. I have played several of that model in a local shop over the years and they have always floored me with their tone and playability. Weirdly, I've been a dreadnought guy my whole life, but I finally decided they're just too darn big and I rather like the tonality of a smaller body style. The handmade quality is matchless of the instruments I've played. I could get a Martin for the same money, but it would not have the same level of quality, IMHO. The price is a big pill to swallow, but I look at it as both a quality instrument and an investment. Well cared for, it will hold it's value well and I can always sell it if needed. But I've never had a lifetime acoustic. My Gibson HP-635W was pretty nice, but it had obvious fit and finish issues that, frankly should not have been present for it's price (about $1800). I eventually sold it when money got tight while I was in X-ray school. I don't know how I'm going to finance it yet. Maybe sell what's left of my HSN stock. It hasn't performed worth a hoot since I left anyway. I love a good acoustic, but most leave me wanting something more...except those Collings OM's. Am I nuts?