Yes, I am using a avalon A201c in our church band. It has a cedar top, and rosewood back and sides. I play through a DI, and it sounds great. In fact, I find it alot nicer sounding than my spruce/rosewood guitar. It has a much nicer midrange, and the highs are super crisp. The low end is not as powerful as my spruce top, but the whole balanced tone is much nicer. We play at a fairly low sound level..about 95 db. There is a whole band, with focus on the guitars, and I have an awesome lead player who like all lead players, loves to be heard. So yes, the cedar cuts through it all, as they seem to follow me fine, and I can hear it easily. I will also note that i have the fishman transducer/mic combo onboard my guitar..