uriah1, totally agree. I went into GC Ft. Wayne, IN to see a used Takamine cut with the tube processer-thingy and they also had 2 used Martin cuts in the $1200 range. Then they unlocked the $2-2300 pieces, and there was no doubt, to me, which one was the winner. I actually liked the $800 Taylors that have the arm cut pretty well, too. Maybe I'm a Taylor guy and never knew it....I played 2 - 214ces and both had nice low action and perfect fret finish. Side note, for a GC, service was excellent and of the 20 or so that I played, 90% were in tune enough to strum and not have to re-tune.