I looked at Yamaha, Takamine and a few others.
Norman (Simon and Patrick, same thing) sound better
to my ears. Sound is so subjective though.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $250.00 Canadian
Where Obtained: Pinecone Music
Made in Quebec
Mahogany neck, Rosewood fretboard
Naural Matte finish
Flame maple back
This guitar is loud, which is good.
It resonates for 15 seconds on any string.
The action was too high but I sanded down the saddle following directions at frets.com and now it plays easily.
The neck is a little narrow at the nut for fingerstyle ,but capoed , it is a dream.
This guitar sound s very open and a little dark , by that I mean it projects more bass than treble naturally but if you pick in closer to the saddle you can get treble happening.