good memory. I will try to cut a long story short - but it was a very good lesson to me, an I learned a lot.
I had the Ramirez and was almost perfectly happy. But while recording I noticed that the basses were a little uneven, had some peaks at certain frequencies.
Just having seen a Demo of Tavi Jinariu playing a Cordoba C10 I thought, wow, what a sound from such a "cheap" guitar.
I tried one, that was strung with carbon strings. The sound in direct comparison to the Ramirez was "wow". And in all registers more transparency.
So I sold the Ramirez and was happy. Until the Carbon sound became "boring". Kind of crystalline, cold sounding. Loud, yes, but no more "wow".
Next step: I found a crazy guitar collector in the Netherlands, who was selling some guitars. I was inclined to buy a Ramirez 130 from him, BUT he also had other guitars .... and since I seemed worthy and he was really kind, he introduced me to his "jewels" ...
A Bernabe Torres, and a Lattice Style guitar from an Italian maker (forgot the name) but with all the bells and whistles you could imagine. It sounded, well, powerful and direct. He also had other nice factory guitars (Ramirez 2NE, 130 Años, Burguet 2m...and the JH Concierto).
While playing the high end guitars, I noticed, that ok, the Italian "High End" guitar was loud but each tone was like "shouting" out of the soundhole, and the Bernabe was incredibly beautiful, but sound wise not very "special" - not extremely sweet, or anything you would assume at this price range. Both high ends were also not "that" playable. I would have expected more.
The JH Concierto was comparable to the Bernabe -traditional and typical spruce sound. And at a fraction of the costs. So I bought it.
That is the story. It taught me, that until you are not an accomplished concert player, the benefits of those high end instruments do not come out. And I do not think that I will get a much higher playing level than that the one I have achieved (hobby...).
So the high end guitars to the collectors.....like the tale of the Emperors new clothes...but not for me.
P.S: The guitars all had the same strings, so it was a reliable comparison.