I had a few hundred dollars in store credit at my local shop (Pat Alonzo Music in Brantford) and I was feeling a bit stressed out, so I decided to pick up an acoustic guitar maybe to keep at my office much of the time.
I tried about five different guitars. I had called ahead and asked the guitar guy to cherry pick a few in the style I was considering.
I ended up with an Epiphone Masterbilt DR-400-MCE NAS.
It has that nice D28 bottom end punch and a nice balance in the mids and high end.
So far I like it a lot. Needs a tiny bit of adjustment but should be a nice beater.