Tonight at music, I got to compare my D35 and a friend's D28. His guitar is a good one- sounds wonderful when he plays it. He sings a lot of Shel Silverstein, John Goodman, Randy Newman...
Then we traded. Under his fingers my 35 sounded wonderful- although he played it louder than I normally do. In performance his voice would have had to be miked.
In my hands his 28 sounded good- until I plucked the bass E. Oh, woe! 'Tain't the sound I want.