your numbers are off. the J45 standard is $2,749 at sweetwater - it was $1800 and change in around 2008 and went up just after that to $2400. it was hard to be sure as they kept renaming it. as i recall, and i could be wrong, the old deluxe became the standard at some point in there. you cannot get a U.S. made taylor at $800 or lower - you can get a laminate back and sides taylor made in mexico for that. you can get a martin road series, which are all solid, from between $760 and $999. the martin 15 series had a largish jump in price since i last looked at acoustic guitars, but is still pretty reasonable, but they increased the previously lowest priced solid 15 series and the road series is now the lowest priced u.s. made all solid model. you can't get an all solid taylor even at $1500. this https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/RS15ANN19--gibson-acoustic-j-15-antique-natural is the one that started out at a very reasonable price. it's gone up like $500 or $600, so they're doing what martin is doing - increasing the price of what was the lower priced guitars and coming up with cheaper models to put below them.