The guitar is pretty light, the cutaway gives good access to high notes. It is a very high quality guitar with a comfortable game, handle very nice, very nice acoustic sound (not particularly powerful). It is sometimes said that Taylor guitars sound a little thin (I do not agree), this model has a red cedar top gives a very warm. The strikeout does not curl, it is not difficult to play clean. Very nice amplified sound on a guitar amp for electro-acoustic of course.
This is the best for fingerpicking, it sounds great too scratched. And what adds to the comfort is the width of the handle, slightly above average for this kind of guitars. (Addition to 22/06/2009: a sound with a little body would not have offended, it's not a criticism, rather a matter of taste) All this makes it an ideal guitar for studio recording . (Using microphones adapted, as it should) The integrated system is generally used rather live.
Addition to 22/06/2009: After 2 years of use I'd like to add this: Another owner of this guitar made me notice a problem with resonance of the string LA at the 7th fret (and around) So the MI played on the string LA and surrounding notes (Eb and FA a bit). Other guitars I own does not have this pb. But I have seen on other guitars also quite expensive. (Notably a Furch upscale). For this reason I saw my grade (9 to 8) for sound.
I've had it about 2 months and I became hooked.
I bought it after reading reviews on different websites and I finally found 1500euro Used in France (new price approx max 3200euro - in OCCAZ we find U.S. on ebay at very good prices !), it is well worth its price: it is a professional guitar at any point of view.
One warning: avoid the first generation of guitars with Expression System - see my comments above and read my comment of 22/06/09 for the sound!