I know from past threads that there are a few guitar aficionados here on the forum. I beginning my search for a custom hand-crafted acoustic guitar and I'm curious to know what maker others here are familiar with. I'd love to own an Olson (Olson Guitars) but the wait-time and the cost are out of line, sort of like the "Harley Davidson" of the acoustic guitar world I suppose. Surely there is someone out there who equals or exceeds his craftsmanship at a reasonable cost. I'm particularly interested in responses from those who currently own or have played a custom guitar. Do you feel they worth the extra money in terms of sound quality and craftsmanship? I suppose one could pay $1,500 or so and get a pretty good factory-made guitar but I'm thinking that a good custom-made guitar might have a better residual value if I ever decide to trade or sell. Any thoughts?