Woo-Hoo! I just ordered a Martin D16GT (Gloss Top) acoustic guitar online and it is on the way! Expedited 1-day shipping from UPS should have it in my house by Friday (it was ordered from NJ so it won't ship out until tomorrow). I am on pins and needles. I tried out a DM and a D16GT at a local guitar center and fell in love with both guitars. I was prepared to pay $800 for the DM (the D16 retails at $1225 and was going to really cost $1000) but the place I found online is an authorized dealer and sold me the D16 for $799. With 1-day shipping and a Korg GA30 chromatic tuner my net cost was $883, which is just a hair more than I was going to pay for the DM! For those not in the know, the main difference between the DM and the D16 is a gloss finish, solid mahogany sides and back as opposed to laminate, and Martin's famous scalloped bracing, all in favor of the D16 over the DM. Couple the savings with the lack of service Guitar Center gave me (basically ignored for a while, then hassled by a guy when it was obvious I was seriously looking to buy, trying to foist every little thing on me and telling me what was and wasn't better, not asking for my opinion on anything or my style of play, then when it was obvious I wasn't buying that day I was again unceremoniously ignored), I'm very happy I purchased this online. The store I bought from is www.music123.com - their sales staff is very friendly (Angela was a tremendous help to me), their prices are great, they are authorized dealers for everything they sell, and they have a 30 day full-satisfaction guarantee/return policy. Can't wait until Friday. Oh, and I paid $60 for 1-day, as far as I could tell their regular UPS shipping is free, so if you can wait, you can save $60. I couldn't because I have a friend coming in from out of town on Saturday to jam and I wanted this guitar here by then. Now I'm praying UPS doesn't absolutely destroy my package.