You folks don't really know me or my music or if I can play a lick but, I'm just gonna tell y'all. Nick Apollonio makes great instruments. They are loud , clear and light. He knows what he's doing. I played his 12 stringer last summer and it sounds great playing all kinds of music. A problem I have with guitars is they want to bottom out when you push them. Nick's will not. The harder you push the harder they play.
I will never forget what an old friend told me "you can make a loud guitar play sweet but never make a sweet guitar play loud."