martin/taylor/seagul/laviree guitars are the most amazing sounding accoustic instruments ive ever hear
What? All of them? THE most? Sorry dude... couldn't resist ;D
I have a parlour-size Earth 900 Cort myself and couldn't be happier. I once fixed a badly beaten Larrivee and it was impressive (but then, for a R45K instrument, it had better
It's all down to trying them. Whatever speaks to you is the right one. I spent a day in Bothner's recently and picked up a few acoustics that caught my eye, Taylors, Gretsches, Corts. Mostly good instruments, but the nicer ones to me were not always the prettiest or most expensive ones.
Bothners also have an Aria nylon lurking around as a shop guitar - not for sale, but has a "value" of R1995. It's one of the cheaper Matsumoto (Japan) made Arias with a ply top, but is amazing. I've been trying to get them to sell it for the last five years, but no joy.