I'm looking to purchase a nice used acoustic (with cutaway) and had seen a very tasty Taylor 714CE, but @stickyfiddle
's wise words in my "Thinning the herd...
" thread made me realise that I need to try out other guitars before rushing headlong into the first one I see!
I've spotted a Martin OMC Aura (cheaper than the Taylor) fairly local to me that I'm going to go and try out.
I know they look a bit "blingy" for a Martin, they have a bolt neck mount (similar to the Taylor) and the Aura system takes some work to get the best out of and some say isn’t as good as the ES system used on the Taylor.
There seem to be mixed reviews of the guitars, and some say they are not held in particularly high regard - but is that just snobbery from Martin traditionalists?
Any experience of them? Is there anything I need to look out for with these guitars?