does someone own this bass or has ever played it? i played it a week ago in a music shop and was amazed by the tone and the nice feel of it. it was the first time i really tried some acoustics so i have some questions.

first, this bass was priced ?1750. I also tried some models that were around ?800, but they sounded like crap compared to the taylor. So what is the normal price range for a descent ABG.

second, this bass had the soundhole in the corner instead of in the middle, how does this affect the sound?

third, the taylor's sound was more quiet (but mutch sweeter) then the cheaper models. i'm looking for a ABG that can be heard (unamplified) while playing along with an acoustic guitar, any recomendations