Taylor 312, a great guitar
I purchased mine about a month ago from Sweetwater (thanks Scott A.). They shipped it right away and I was playing it two days later.
Before getting the guitar I had thoughts of upgrading the tuners to Gotoh 510's, but the stock Taylor tuners have no issues and are as smooth as silk.
The neck is a very comfortable shape and is neither too thin or, too thick and I love the ebony fretboard.
The Grand Concert body shape fits me well as dreadnoughts are just too big anymore and cause me pains in my right shoulder. Taylor does an excellent job with managing their lumber, my guitar was built the last day of July but is already opening up nicely. I strum, fingerpick, flatpick and play many styles of music (I've been playing for 50 years now).
I have the guitar strung with Martin SP's extra lights and they sound fine on this guitar. I was also contemplating bone nut and saddle, but the the stock tusq sounds fine.
The smell of the Sapele coming up from the soundhole as you play is worth the price of admission.
The sound is rich and full and has nice overtones that can be coaxed out with a little finesse.
I had originally started out on the hunt for a Martin 000 MMV, but all the ones I played had unacceptable action and sounded lifeless.
One of the key selling points to me is Taylors NT neck design, I am a long time Tele player and like a guitar that can have the neck angle adjusted in minutes.
The case is just as awesome as the guitar once you get past the 14,000 latches (5 actually).