Help a lefty pick out a quality acoustic guitar?

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Hello forum members, I'm hoping you all can help me with a big decision!

Since I'm a left handed player my selection of LH options is limited. I'm looking for an acoustic with a venetian cutaway. Acoustic/electric preferred. Here is what I have been looking at so far:

[br]-Luna High Tide Koa Grand Concert $449

*Koa top/back/sides

[br]-Ibanez AE295L $599

*Okoume top/back/sides

[br]-Martin GPC 11E Road Series $999

*Spruce top, sapele back/sides

[br]-Zager ZAD50CE $1,195

*Spruce top, mahogany sides

[br]-Taylor 224ce-K DLX $1,599 (out of my price range, but I could do a payment plan!)

*Solid Koa top, layered Koa back/sides

I'm an advanced beginner and I use my acoustic to play fingerstyle, old country, campfire and classic rock. I'm a man and my hands and fingers are average size.

[br]Since I don't have a chance to play any of these in person I've been watching YouTube videos to get an idea of their sound. I've also been watching tonewood comparison videos.

[br]I'd appreciate any feedback on the companies, tonewoods, or other options I should consider when buying an acoustic without being able to play it first. Of course, other brand recommendations for a lefty would be appreciated!

[br]My budget is roughly between $500 - $1,200.

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Without knowing specific models I'd vote Martin. I took a long time playing everything acoustic but nothing was as good as Martin to my ears.

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Yes I'm in the same boat. I have a Takamine dreadnought, but would like a smaller size. Maybe Parlor or 0.

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I vote Martin-as an advanced beginner, I think you will enjoy Martin the most.

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Joined: 11/07/17
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Try LAG guitars they do an Auditorium LT88ace as quite a good pre-amp on it.

the negatives are the action is quite high but playable there are no inlays on the fret board so you have to watch were your fretting. Positives very good for fingerpicking they look great with French styling.

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