I probably should have posted this under my original post: "Question?", but what the ****!
I went ahead and ordered a Gallato from Alain Cola of Dell 'Arte today. I really appreciate all the feedback I received from you guys, it made a hard decision easier. Special thanks to Troy and especially Ted.
Now, the wait.
I'm also having Grover tuners and a Schatten pickup installed, so it will be a while before I get it. I play a lot of gigs in different environments, so I will be glad to post a review (hopefully objective) on the guitar, and especially the pickup when I have used it a few times, if anyone is interested. The pickup is a brand new prototype, made JUST for the Selmer/Mac, not the one shown on Schatten's website now. He says it retains the same great, natural acoustic properties as the (old) one, but has a higher resistance to feedback, because it's split in 2 and mounted differently. I'm very excited!!!
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