Re: i need some acoustic education
I've never played an acoustic that played better (i.e. had lower buzz-free action) than my Ovation Adamas W597. It's simply amazing.
That said, the neck isn't thin and the guitar wasn't inexpensive either ($2K USD) but it was worth every penny. To be blunt, unless you have smaller than average hands, you can play a thicker neck well. I do not have large hands (they're average in size) but I have no problem getting around on it. On a side note, a lot of guitar play
Based upon what you're looking for, I'd look into the Fender Stratacoustics but bear in mind that low action isn't the best thing for volume on an acoustic and the thinner the body is, the less volume it will project. String gauge is also a consideration as well. Lighter strings will be easier to play but they will also not drive the guitar's top as well as heavier strings so the guitar will produce less volume. Please understand that those characteristics are inherently good or bad but they are worth noting.
Something else worth considering is the quality of the acoustic guitar's top, specifically the thickness. The thinner the top is, the more responsive and dynamic it is. That's one of the reasons I went with the Adamas because its carbon graphite top is super thin and incredibly responsive. None of this may matter to you but it's good to know either way.