I'm frequently a trendbucker (can I say that here? It's not obscene), so when people are going left, I'm going right, and so on. Thus, it should come as no surprise that I bought a new guitar. An acoustic. I bought my first new acoustic guitar 49 years ago. I still have it. It was my only guitar for many years, and while it was great to play, it didn't project well. When I needed volume I'd do what many others have: I put a mic by the sound hole. After a while I got into electrics, and built up a nice collection of Teles and Strats, and forgot about playing acoustic for a while. Things change. I started traveling a lot, and an acoustic travel guitar made a lot of sense. So, I added some acoustics to my stable. A Taylor, a couple of Martins, and a KLŌS, but none of them quite set my heart a-flutter. I've also gotten lazy; it's far easier to pick up an acoustic when the mood strikes, even though I have an electric rig set up within arm's reach. I still have to flip a switch, uncoil the cable, and reverse the process when I'm done. With an acoustic, I just pick up and play when I feel like it. So, I was scanning sites looking for a shorter scale acoustic, reading reviews, doing comparisons, when I got an offer on something that looked good, and had terrific reviews. A good price, and free shipping? Done deal! It arrived Friday and I've barely had time to put it down. This is the guitar I've wanted to play for decades! It's a Taylor GS Mini in Koa. It's surprising lightweight, but the sound it puts out is awesome! The koa wood gives it a richness, and the basses rumble and the high notes ring. It's a strummer, a picker, a blues-jazz-country kicker. I'm in love! And to think, it only took nearly 50 years to find it.