Hey everyone here's an update: last year I got a Fender CD-110 which was pre-owned and cost less than the CD-60s (all new) and sounds just as great. Now I have three out of four guitars that are sound system ready. I changed all my strings to Elixr Nanowebs and I change those babies a whole lot less frequently than the other strings I played on.
Now here's where it gets interesting: today I saw an Epiphone EJ-200 VS in the local guitar shop today...UGGGGGH!!!