Thanks for t he feedback. I think I'm more interested in how it will sound unplugged. Tried the ac1r yesterday and nice but preferred the a1r so think I've eliminated the concert body . Just need to find the mahogany versions now and I might finally make a decision. The ebony fingerboards on the 3s could be a clincher and I'm guessing th e all solid bodies will be worth the 500 more. I love guitar shopping!