#1
Hi there guys, been a long time since I posted. I need some quick advice!

I'm thinking of buying a new acoustic and I've narrowed it down to two options:
a Taylor 314ce vs an Alvarez MG70ce, both used, both in very good condition. Which one do I get? Which plays better?
#2
Taylor, no contest for me, because it has a neck that is easily resettable at very small cost, using a wrench and a couple of special shims. This means that if there is ever any problem with neck angle and high action, due to deteriorating geometry, it can be cheaply fixed. OTOH, I don't know how the neck is jointed on the Alvarez, so I wouldn't risk it. Even if it is resettable, it would be a lot more expensive to fix than the Taylor. The Taylor necks are also comfortable for those used to electrics.
#3
Gonna second the Taylor. There are some nice Alvarez guitars out there (some VERY nice ones, in fact), but I've never played an Alvarez that I would take over a midrange to higher-end all-solid Taylor.

Speaking of, the Taylor I'm currently paying off is a used 214, from back before they downgraded the 200 series to laminated back and sides, and moved production to Mexico, so it's pretty much exactly what a 314 is now, and it's awesome. I love it.
Guitars
Schecter Hellraiser C-1FR, C-1 Classic, Hellraiser Hybrid Solo-II, Special Edition E-1FR-S
Orange Rockerverb 50 212
Basses
Yamaha RBX374 and Washburn MB-6