Awhile back I was asking about Mahogany vs. Rosewood. I've decided that I want to go in the direction of a Martin 18, I'm just having a hard time determining which would be a better fit for me, the 000 or the D. the scale length isn't a huge determining factor for me, but if all things are equal I do like the short length. I like to play in alternate tunings and love a harmonically rich tone which seems like that would suit a 000-28, but people seem to really love the 000-18...Good problem to have I suppose. I'm new to Martins and there aren't many near me unless I drive quite a ways. I play 99% just using the flesh of my fingertips, finger picking with a little strumming here and there. I don't play live and I don't have any intention to. Just like to play for enjoyment and record music on occasion. I'm under the impression that the 000-18 would check most of the boxes - but I won't be able to play one in person. There's a store nearby with a D-18 I can try, but yeah, the 000-18 would have to be a leap of faith. I'm comfortable with that.