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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.