Martin 000C Nylon - Excellent Value
I have a 40 year old Alvarez Yairi classical guitar and I wanted a nylon acoustic-electric guitar with access to the upper frets. I started by buying a Taylor 814ce-N since I had already extensively played a Taylor 814ce-steel and it was a fabulous guitar. Unfortunately I had to return the 814ce-N as the sustain on the treble strings was very poor. My Sweetwater Rep (John Short) suggested this guitar as a replacement, and, as I already have a Martin D-41 (an amazing instrument), I gave the 000C Nylon a try. I am extremely happy with this guitar and it is an absolute joy to play (for hours on end). This is simply a good, solid, basic instrument that sounds great, plays great, and looks great. The intonation is very good over the whole fretboard and the guitar is a breeze to play and has the sustain I like. I was mildly concerned after reading a few reviews that the guitar might be slightly disappointing when plugged in, but I was very pleased with the sound when amplified. There are more expensive guitars (like the Taylor nylon), but if you want great value for a very playable instrument, look no further than the 000C Nylon.
(By the way, Sweetwater took back the 814ce-N that I didn't like and I swapped it for an 814ce-steel, which I love. I remain a loyal Sweetwater customer - as of the date of this review I have bought 8 guitars from Sweetwater [with two more on order] and they are all outstanding instruments. I highly recommend Sweetwater and its team).