I looked at the Epiphone Cutaway the PR750C, the Martin D1 and DR1 cutaways - these were all nice but in the end for the comparable playability and tone the S&P was a cut above in playability over the Martins and tone over the Epiphone. And it was 1/2 the price of the Epiphone, third the price of the Martin. I love this guitar and would replace it with like brand and model. Check out their site:Simon & Patrick
Model Year: 2000
Price: $348.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Offshore Music, Capitola, Ca
I bought this guitar as a factory second - there is a scratch on the pickguard - other wise it's perfect. Canada is home to a bunch of awesome mid priced quality acoustics this is one. This is a solid top, satin finished, cutaway dreadnaught style acoustic with no electronics. It has 3 ply wild cherry body and sides. I've been looking for this for a while - it seems every one wants to load up active electronics on these. I wanted the box empty inside. The binding is this brown plasic looking stuff. Cheesy looking but installed nicely.
This is a fairly smooth playing ax. I just got it and when I change strings I'll lower the bridge a little. The neck is thin and straight it's radiused, my other acoustics are more V-necked. The neck is fast and smooth. The fretboard is a little more coarse than other rosewood necks. Medium frets. I really like getting up to the 20th fret or so and this guitar lets me do that with ease.
This axe has a full bodied sound. Close your eyes and you would not know it's a cutaway. The highs are crisp. The bass end full.
Too new to comment. This guitar has a very solid well put together feeling.