... and Wow! am I impressed. I stumbled on to the Avalons (and I'm sure glad I did) reading reviews on other guitars. Did some research and ended up here. I went through every page.
As mainly a Gibson acoustic guy - I have a J-45, J-25 and a Gospel (sold), I wanted to try something different. I've always loved the Lowden's but, they were way out of my price range - as are the NI Avalon's. Maybe, sell the Gibby's and get an Avalon
The build quality on these Silvers is really good. I've always thought the Korean's quality was slightly less than the Japanese, but still very good. I have several Japanese Tokai's, Burny's, Edwards and Epiphone Les Pauls that rival or exceed Gibsons.
The action may be a bit too low for my taste, but it plays like butter. The neck is dead straight with little to no relief.
Soundwise, it's fantastic! The low E string is a little less pronounced than I'd like - less volume compared to the rest. Maybe that's normal? Maybe a saddle/nut change is in order?
Thanks for wonderful forum Avalon!