I posted a few weeks before we got the acoustic forum. I have everything for my tele build, and am wanting to scratch my acoustic itch. I've been eyeballing this particular model Alvarez at my local music shop. Alvarez Guitars : Product Information They have a lefty version, that I enjoy playing. Its not quite as loud and bassy sounding as the Tak they have, but this one does feature a solid top. Does anyone have any experience with the brand? When I mentioned it before, I got kind of negative feedback. Unfortunatly I am a lefty so my option are must less. I would love to have them order me a Taylor as they are dealers, but I just can't spend that kind of money. My options as far as new goes in my price range are this, the Tak, without a solid top, a Fender Hellcat or a Fender Sonoran. But to be honest I have not heard much good regarding fender acoustics. I would go used, but finding a used lefty acoustic, is even harder than finding a lefty electric.