First of all - great forum. nice to see people treating each other with respect on a forum for a change!
I have been playing for about 12 years now and have always owned very basic mass-produced acoustics, which to be honest have suited my needs up until about three years ago when my playing finally started to come together (yawn - sorry!)
Anyway, a close relative of mine passed away recently and left me a little money. I would really like to use this to buy myself a decent acoustic - something I will likely keep for a long time and that I can be truly proud of. I have done soooo much research my head hurts with it. I have spoken to a couple of friends who said they have played avalons and one who specifically mentioned the Redwood. I am almost certain this is what I will go for.
I am sadly unable to travel to N.I to test drive it myself, but wondered if anyone would be prepared to review this guitar for me, or if there's anyone at Avalon out there, if they could just give me that little bit more advice to convince me before I take the plunge (although judging by the comments on here it is not too much of a risky plunge). My main thing is I have never played a guitar with a redwood soundboard before - how are they?
My playing style is mainly folk/celtic combinations of finger picking and strumming.
Any comments/advice would be most welcome.
Thanks and regards