Well, as you know, I have a half decent stable of acoustics and I love playing them all. But recently, I've noticed (by the amount of dust that gathered up on my D35 for instance) that I'm more and more drawn to smaller bogdied guitars, like my Binh Grand Concert and away from Spruce and more to Hog, Koa and Cedar. Also, I tend to use picks less and less and rely more on my fingers.
Dreads are not the best guitars for fingerpicking and Spruce is - in my ears - to brash, compared to Hog, Cedar or Koa.
Still, the GC does lack a bit in the volume department. I don't wat to go Jumbo again, My Binh Koa Jumbo is possibly the nicest guitar in the pack, together with the OM, but it's HUGE. Even bigger than a Dread.
Now I wonder ... Would a Grand Symphony body do the trick for me? I will order at Binh's again, so it would be basically a Martin Neck married to a Taylor GS body, possibly Cedar topped with Hog back and sides or all-Koa again.
Any Grand Symphony players out there, who can give their subjective opinion of GS versus GC and Dread body sizes and playability, there is no GS in my neck of the woods available for a test drive.
Alternatively, I'm looking into a Gordon Giltrap-Style body,but I guess nobody has a Gordon Giltrap Fylde or Vintage GG3000...?