Hey all, I'm interested in purchasing a mid- to high-end acoustic guitar for myself. I don't know much about acoustic guitar brands and figured I'd come here first to generate some ideas (brands/models) to start my search. I guess the first thing I've been struggling with whether to go with steel or nylon strings. I've had a couple of "warm" sounding steel-stringed acoustic guitars in the past and even they sounded too bright for me at times. Having a soft/warm sound is the most important criteria for me. (I play with a pick, and don't want to change that, is it "legal" to play nylon guitars with picks?) While I usually play metal, I envision myself playing my acoustic for classical or maybe jazz and flamenco pieces (no hard rock strumming). My price range is $500-2000. I want a straight acoustic and do not want an acoustic-electric. I'd prefer a narrow bodied guitar (from top-board to back-board) if possible, so long as the sound is not compromised. Good performance (low action) is highly desirable. A clean design is highly desirable. Well that's what I think are criteria right now. Do you guys have any suggestion on brands/models I should try out for myself? Thanks so much.