The Pickup System
I have a Westerly Guild D55 I bought new from forum member Russ in the mid/late 90's. I love that guitar. It's been with me through some rough patches.
I once put it head-to-head with a new Martin D45 and I couldn't tell them apart so I kept it.
While living in Honolulu, I played a PRS acoustic. It sounded good. REAL good. Uh oh...
As good as the PRS acoustics sound, what REALLY impresses me is the pickup system. I was knocked over when Skaggs toggled the output (to his PA) between the internal pickup system and an external mic at X.PRS.MMXI. Then, I heard the SE acoustic "plugged in" at Winter NAMM 2012. Double uh oh...
I'm afraid if I get one, my treasured D55 will sit in its case. If I ever start playing out again, it's a done deal.