Been wanting to buy an Acoustic Electric for some time and started the research to see what the common consensus was on what's out there today. Lot's of good choices, but Yamaha keeps coming up on searches.
I found a store locally that carried many Yamaha models including the AC3M so I went over and did a test run on several models. Was immediately impressed with the AC3M and thought I'd give it a good home. Long story short, I liked the Yamaha due to body size and shape and a few other factors. It's now at home with me and I've played it quite a while and feel happy with my choice.
Yamaha makes some good guitars!