Anyone have a guitar from this series? I played the APX500 today and it didn't sound too bad. That and it was light and comfy. I saw the APX900 there and I really wonder if that extra 400 dollars is worth it.

The APX5 has nato sides and back, the APX7 has mahogany sides and a nato neck, and the APX9 has maple sides. Will these side woods really make a difference in sound? I didn't get the chance to play the APX9 so I couldn't compare them.

General question is: does the side wood matter THAT much?

APX5 - $300
APX7 - $500
APX9 - $700