I've been downsizing collection for some time. However, a couple of months ago I had the impulse to acquire a nice Taylor. I punted. Actually I forfeited. However, when I am confronted with a decision, a dilemma etc I usually write down my thoughts to help me sort through it. This is what I wrote many weeks ago. "To Taylor or not? Why do you want it? More defined high end— better for recording and finger picking. Is it really worth it? Have a cutaway for upper fretboard access - how much do U play in the upper register? Have an acoustic electric- you’re NOT gigging They’re purrtee and cool - Dumb reason I have two beautiful acoustics now and don’t play as frequently as I do my electrics. Most of my recorded acoustics are rhythm and not picking or single line. Amplified acoustic is not need for performing because it’s unlikely for me at this point. If I did start performing then I could get a 114 or 214. Amplified may be better for playing with my backing tracks but I could aways mic the guitar. A cutaway doesn’t really change much for upper FB access because of the heel and I don’t go there frequently. I’m more of a strummer than picker. In the future if I developed my picking style maybe it would be more logical and justified. Cool is never a good justification for another guitar. I’ve spent (& lost) thousands buying “cool” guitars and most loose their attraction and luster soon enough. I just sold an absolutely beautiful J185 that was “cool” and iconic. Did I sell the 185 just to buy another guitar. You won’t be satisfied with a 3 series so cost goes up. Then there's the old “which guitar do I play” conundrum: what good are they if they sit in the case? If I really wanted it, I would get it. It’s what I do for fun and my prime form of recreation but I’ve been down this road before. I just don’t need it." So there it is. I denied myself this pleasure. Fortunately money was not an issue. I just applied some adult logic.