#1
Just wondering if anyone has run across an acoustic guitar they thought was a particularly good acoustic for blues. I am undecided if I want to get one of the new Alvarez Blues guitars, such as the Blues 51, or go with a tried and true guitar like a Martin Macassar, or Taylor 214. I'll have to say I am leaning towards the Martin or Taylor just due to the stellar reputation those two brands have in the acoustic world and I listened to a shoot-out on youtube amoung a bunch of acoustics and those two really stood out to me, wasn't even close except between the two of them, the rest were bringing up the rear.
#2
Anything you like, the old blues master weren't picky.

I play fingerpicked blues, more or less in the style of John Hurt, and I personally prefer tight, punchy-sounding guitars to big, open-sounding ones.  So, while I am a big fan of the way Taylors are made, they might not be top of my list for sound. I like some of the plain-braced Martins, but it very much comes down to individual guitars, and the same is true of Gibsons. John Hurt mostly played a Guild F-30 in the '60s, my favourite is a 25yo Maton M300 that is all-laminate and has Gibson '80s-style double-X bracing.
#3
Quote by Tony Done
Anything you like, the old blues master weren't picky.


Indeed ^  ^  ^  ^

But the Recording King ROS-16 (or ROS-06) takes a lot of beating: