I have been playing for almost two years (and still stink ... lol). But, I find myself migrating toward fingerstyle a lot. I like to "feel" the strings. I like the versatility. I like playing multiple lines at once.
The search is on now for my next guitar, and I want a good one (Were it not for being financially challenged, GAS would have set in long ago and solved this problem.) I am presently torn between three options. 1: a Martin HD28, possibly a HD28V, 2: a Martin OM28V, or 3: a custom or small shop work of art.
Can't go wrong with a good Martin. Presently leaning away from the OM. Though historically a great fingerstyle guitar, I find I want a richer sound, more bass. That has me leaning toward the HD28. Between the two, I may have already made the choice. But what about that third option?
Are there any great small shop guitars out there, in the $5K or so range, that will/can provide the rich, full, round, sweet sound? I know the names, Collings, Petros, Foggy Bottom, (all of which may be out of my price range anyway) but have never been able to see or play one.
Before I make the final decision, I WILL play one for a bit. Maybe I will find myself at a guitar show somewhere. But for now, I am curious as to your feedback. Thoughts?
Is there anything else I should be considering?