Yeah so, I've played an Alex Lifeson thinline, but it was a year ago at the PRS event. I currently play this beat up Silvertone that has no serial number, I think my parents payed $70 or so for it years ago. Point being none of the local shops around have them both for me to AB them, or really either of them. I live like a half hour from the factory but I doubt they would have both of them and just let me take my good ole time and play both of em'. So in short, I've got an unidentifiable acoustic dreadnought, and have nowhere to test either guitar. So as far as recording with a mic in a room and making simple Alt music with GarageBand, and doing gigs every now and then, what would be a great solution? I assume the A10 because it gets a deeper sound, but I figured I'd ask the opinions of others as I can't play either to find out. Thanks for any help, and sorry for the long story. Side note: how does the A10 in the cherry burst look in person? If it isn't that breath taking I'll stick to the tortoise since it'll match my leather jacket. Just curious.