Just realized I know next to nothing about acoustics. But when work picks back up I'd quite like to get me a nice one. A proper nice one.
My folks got me a used 80s Fender MIK solid top when I was 12 which sounds great and has served me well over the years and while it plays ok and sounds great on all the recordings I've done, surely there's more to acoustic life?
I had a nice 90s Takamine EF-460(?) which was pretty good. Sold on here.
I had a Korean Epiphone J200 which I picked out from 5 or 6 others in the shop. That was a peach!
And just recently I got a deal on an solid top Epiphone AJ which I am enjoying the volume and sound of, despite it being cheap.
I've also just discovered Rick Beatto's Gibson Country Western. I was only listening on my phone but already I think that may be the best sounding acoustic I've ever heard!
I've looked at Gibson Southern Jumbos, a few Guilds (I like Supertramp and Rog had his big Guild 12 string). I think I like jumbos or AJs with rounded shoulders. I'm not into dreadnoughts and I don't want anything small so I think 00s and all that are out of the question.
I think I'd like to buy used. I don't want something so expensive I won't take it to gigs (though honestly some of the pub gigs I do my £200 Fender is almost too good for!!).
Maybe around £1500? Is that realistic? Can anyone offer any opinions or recommendations? What should I be looking out for as pitfalls for someone who's never entered the serious acoustic market?
I think in truth I'd like a 50s Gibson Country Western but at 6-7k...!