Hi gang, I bought a Tanglewood guitar from a friend a few years back and I always wanted to upgrade but since I'm a drummer and I hope I can say an audio engineer. I had a lot on my budget plate. Funny enough the guy that sold me the guitar called to buy it back last week because he missed it. When it fits like a glove, there is no argue there. So I took the money and added it to a well earned long day live mixing job and went in stores to hunt for a new guitar. I went with no preconception, only a budget of around 1K CAD and some ideal warm and balanced tone in mind so I can record a few things in my studio. I tried anythings and everything. I ended up with a choice between a Taylor 214 and a Norman ST-68 CW The Taylor was a bit over my budget but not that much. I played them back and forth and went with the Norman. It's made in Quebec Canada with a solid wood and had a warmer tone without missing any presence. After the fact, I realised that I bought the highest model of norman instead of some lower level Taylor ones... Got to mean something, right ? Here's what it looks like and a first recording test, SM81 and KSM44 in spaced pair, to the ISA preamps of course... NO mixing just levels and panning. What do you think ? .... a bit boomy in the low mid but easy to fix at mix time !