Re: How about Ibanez acoustics?
I was very fond of the Artwood line, well until 2007 when all production moved to China. The whole Artwood line just went down. You can tell by the preamps/pickup packages included. For example, most in 2006 had the Fishman Prefix/Matrix combo which is awesome. The 2007's have an Ibanez SRTn preamp and a B-Band UST pickup, which isn't bad really but not as good as the Fishman setup. And, the wood choices are not as nice especially on the Jumbo model. They still have a solid spruce top but the sides are just plain maple now, no flame.
I actually just tried that new GC exclusive EWC30 just yesterday and it did sound pretty good but the body was a little small for me. I liked the looks though.