Well the wife and I have been talking for a while, and with a full-time job, 2 part-time ones, and all the stuff around the house and such. She said I should treat myself to a new guitar !!! she then asked if I wanted to get the T5 I had talked about !!!!!!
Well I decided that was a bit more guitar than I actually needed right now. I'd hate to subject such a nice guitar to that much abuse. Now I've been squirreling away pocket change an pizza tips for about a year now. So we decided I could afford a cutaway acoustic with a $1000 budget,. So I did a quick look online and the Taylor Roadshow is gonna be nearby next week, so I signup. I figure there would be a good selection and maybe some discounts. For reference at the show, I started looking around locally this weekend. tonight I end up at that big chain based in California, they have a nice selection both within and above my budget.
Anyway I've figured out I can afford a 100 or 200 series Taylor. Well after trying a bunch of Taylor's, Martins and Gibsons (That hummingbird was SWEET!). they dig up a real clean used 314, for few dollars over the $1000 mark. This is a better deal than anything I can hope to get at the Roadshow. But I keep getting drawn to a Breedlove Studio D25MSe, just had a nice full sound. So I doubt I'll find anything I can afford at the roadshow that I'll like better, so.... I got an upgrade to a hard case from the padded bag, for no additional cost. Might have been able to haggle more, but that's pretty fair.
I'm still going to the roadshow, just leaving the checkbook at home. I'll see about some actual pictures and maybe a sound clip.