JB, (and anyone else who wants to chime in)...
My new L32C was badly damaged in transit back to the dealer (where I was getting it exchanged for a new one... crack...), so I will get claim money back on the insurance and have to get a new guitar. I am trying to decide between the L32C and the L310. I am not married to the cutaway.
I liked the L32C but as I said earlier, it was brighter than I expected and did not have the kind of bass response I expected. You said it would open up in time.
In weighing the differences between the L32C and the L310, what would be the notable differences to you that might effect my purchase decision? I am playing both by myself (writing and just for enjoyment) and with a full band worship team with my church (where I lead the team). I play a combo of flatpicking, fingerstyle (i.e. James Taylor, etc.) and strumming.
I really like the L310 cosmetically, but that is a minor detail in my long-term investment. Plus, whatever guitar I get will be a "working" instrument in that I will only baby it so much. It will take some wear just by being around me.
It breaks my heart to even be at this purchase juncture again, but it is the reality of my life. Advice?