It surprised me to see the Seagull mentioned so prominently in this thread. I have their SM 6-string that my wife surprised me with one Christmas about eleven years ago. I wouldn't part with it even if it weren't for the sentimental value. A few years after that she gave me a Yamaha FG-410 12-string. It's great for that jangely 60s folk sound. I've also got an old El Degas I picked up at a yard sale that I keep at my camp. It doesn't seem to mind an occasional beer spilled on it.
I'm not in the Guild/Gibson/Martin league, but I get more than my money's worth of enjoyment out of all three instruments. The Seagull and Yamaha I worry about and take care of...the Degas is tougher than tree bark.