I recently bought a 2017 J35 Collectors Edition which I love, mint condition and especially appealing to me as a finger style player (classical player) was the wider 1.77in nut.It has an Adi top and sounds fantastic. Anyway, I went into Guitarguitar in Birmingham today to get some new strings for it. As is customary, you've just got to have a look around. A young lad (Ryan)who had said hello as I walked in followed me to the high end acoustic section.Without asking me he grabbed a J45 off the wall and said "try this". He went on to explain that he's played many J45''s but this one just happened to be really special.And yes it was.It was interesting to compare against the guitar I have been accustomed to playing for the last few days, my J35, very similar. Before I knew it ,he'd pulled off the wall 2 Martins (OM and and OO) a Waterloo wl x14, a Gibson OO vintage (think it was ,it was about 3.8k).I tried to explain that I had only come in for a set of strings but we were chatting away and still the guitars kept coming. Then boom!! He handed me a Lowden S23 walnut/cedar. I was blown away. So easy to play, stunning build and finish but with such a sweet tone, projection ,sustain.It had it all. He still carried on ,throwing more Lowdens at me,one costing over 6k. No, I had played the one.Why am I telling you all this? I think there's something wrong with me.I have been trying to find that elusive 'lifetime' guitar for a few months now.I have tried many makes, Atkin, Brook,Eastman, Martin, Gibson but never considered Lowden. What an eye opener (like the prices).I'm now in that uncomfortable position of thinking the grass is greener.Why didn't I consider Lowdens before? If I go for one ,will I want something else soon after?I know I have GAS but mine is a bad case OR have I found the one? Is GAS curable? I've loved many of the guitars I have tried but nothing has come close to the feeling I got today. Btw ,absolutely no hard sell in the shop, great friendly team in there and a huge selection of acoustics.Please somebody ,tell me it's not just me that has struggled to find that elusive guitar and that contentment can be found!!