Originally Posted by Arthur Stone
The converse could be true too - a perfect guitar for recording may sound terrible in the shop; my friend bought a Lowden and it took a good six months for it to bed in and sound pristine. Even then I still prefer the Taylor for recording. I know they get a bit of stick from high-end users but that rosewood model sounded special.
Exactly right! I've had incredibly good results with a $200 Epi J45 clone. Go figure.