I'm after some advice from the collective. I have a Collings OM2H and whilst I love it, I've come to realise that I prefer mahogany to rosewood. It's taken a while to appreciate the differences between tonewoods but I now have a nice collection of different ones and know what direction I want to go in. This is based on a waterloo WL14, a Bashkin SJ and a tanglewood TSM1 and TSM 2 that all have hog back and sides but are all different - yet the same in what (I think!) hog does. I believe the parlance is 'fundamental' - I assume this means note to note separation/lack of lots of overtones/less blending. But that describes what I want regardless.
So, the OM1 looks the bet, but then we have various different versions - torrified, adirondack vs sitka vs hog tops, varnish etc. I love the idea of the JL but I need a 1 3/4 nut.
Of course there're other makes too - bourgeois do an impressive looking and sounding aged tone adirondack OM (guitarguitar at 5k currently - can't find what these were new) but that's at the top of my budget.
I know I really should play them, but lockdown ain't over nor will my freetime allow driving all over to check them out.
I've sold all my previous martins, so not sure they're for me but back then I didn't really know what I wanted - they were rosewood too.
I'm not interested in bling adornments or inlays. I am willing to deviate from traditional body shapes if I find the guitar I want. The OM2H can and probably will be moved on in some form - trade or sale.
Any thoughts appreciated.