There is a bit on the net about this but some first hand information is welcomed.
Story... I couldn't bond with the neck on my Seagull so I have been trying every acoustic in Brisbane Australia (home). I decided I may have to shell out some cash for a real Martin and the sales guy hands me this Blueridge BR-160A (solid wood all around, Adirondack spruce top), holy ****************, this thing was a cannon! More Martin than Martin. I pretty much decided I was going to buy it and asked him to give me his best price. $1500 he says, seems a bit much for a Chinese guitar, so I leave the shop and do my research. I can get the same guitar sent over from the US for $900 with shipping and hardshell case included. I can get the Sitka version with hardshell case and shipping for $750. So, question is, how much of an impact would the Adirondack top have in comparison to the Sitka as it will save me $150 bills?