Today I bought an Eastman AC220 (http://www.eastmanguitars.com/ac122/
) from the new series.
Amazing sound and playability for a ridiculous low price (€549 euros) and it comes with a free gigbag (easily +€100 euros).
I compared it to the other 100-300 series as well as some entry-level Taylors, Tanglewoods and a Sigma but to me this is the one!
It's a solid top auditorium model which is nice since I alreay have a dreadnought and for homerecording this will give me less hassle with feedback and such as the tone is very balanced in the midrange, slightly less bassy than the dreadnought versions with a velvety warmth to it. It has a very thin natural finish which makes it very smooth to move around the neck and will help develop the sound over the years.
I'd say at this moment the Eastmans are top where it comes to price/quality. +1 from me!
Win8.1 64x/Sonar X3/Live 9/Steinberg UR44/Roland HP 235/Edirol PCR-800/Evolution MK-36 1C/Eastman AC222/Washburn D12/Ch. Les Paul/Behringer BCF2000 & BCR2000/Korg Nanopad 2/Focusrite VRM Box/AT 2020/2xB5/E825s/Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250/Tannoy 502