Finally my wife broke down. I wanted an acoustic. We live near the Martin factory and many of our neighbors work there (so I can get one at like half price). They don't project very well. The tone is nice on the B-1 and B-15. The Fishman Prefix works very well too. I'm thinking of getting the new special edition X-series aluminum top bass. It has a thinner body. Since I know it's not going to be very loud acoustically, I think I'm going to go for that one. I'm more concerned about good electronics. Plus, I'll be less concerned about humidity and dings. I think it's pretty cool. Has anyone played an X-series bass? I've played the X-series guitar and didn't really like the tone.