This is all sounding so good!
My S201C (Gold) is on its way, and I am just chompin' at the bit to let my fingers dance some sound out of it!
Chris, I am in that group of not being able to have played any Avalons but one, (and, sorry boys, but the Sliver Asian series did nothing for me--although it had ancient strings on it), but I had plenty of players around this country sending me clips and I wasnt going to give up in searching for That Sound! This will also be the first cedar top I will have had time to really develop a relationship with.
When the honeymoon's over I will post my review.
p.s. yeah, good on you, John!