I finally made it to Caravan in Chicago and was able to try out a few Duponts and an AJL. I also tried a Gitane and a Shelly Park elsewhere. The Dupont and AJL sounded very dry without near as much harmonic richness as my ALD. The AJL had a very nice woody sound. I was disappointed by the Park which sounded like a Taylor. And the Gitane DG 300 was not even on the same page as the others. Did not like that one at all. It seems I am drawn to a little bit more lively sound. Any suggestions of other makers? Holo? Mazaud? Eimers?