Mr Polar Bear, that is one beatiful guitar. Very cool.
All this talk about Fender acoustics and what's not good about them. I have an old California Series Fender Montara, it was a steal off of Evil-bay for $250 including a hard case. I've had it now for about 6 years and absolutely love it.
Here's some info and a pic of it.
Model Name: Montara (Sunburst)
Model Number: 094-5732-000
Series: CALIFORNIA - SERIES
Body Style: Downsized single cutaway with convex back
Back and Sides: Mahogany
Scale Length: 25.3" (643mm)
No. Of Frets: 22
Machine Heads: Chrome diecast
Electronics: Ceramic pickup with volume control and 3-band EQ, Treble, Mid, Bass
Unique Features: Strat style headstock
Snowflake position marker inlays
U.S. MSRP: $575 to $695