Topic: Opinions on Guitar choices, appointments, features, etc?
I prefer my acoustic guitars unadulterated: no cut-away, no electronics, open-back tuners, and satin finish wood bindings (when the price permits). The only “luxury" is a pick guard. I also prefer curvy bodies so the dreadnought is not my first choice but I do own one.
Satin finish – I like the look, smell, and FEEL of wood.
No cut-away: I don’t play the upper frets and the cut-away looks like some animal has taken a bite out of the instrument.
No electronics: I play alone and for myself (at least for now). No need for amplification and not interested in effects. I like the sound of an acoustic guitar not some transistor or notch filter. Besides many electronics suites are cut into the body of the guitar destroying the look and craftsmanship in my opinion.
Open-back tuners: I like the simplicity and the appearance of the gears, etc.
Do I always comply with these traits? No: Just my preference.
I’m curious to hear what others prefer.