I like my Collings MT2-S but it has a pronounced jangly brightness to it that becomes irritating when playing hard and loud. I think another Cafe' member used the term "teeth-jarring". This is odd because it has the softer maple back. It almost begins to sound like a b**jo. It was time to re-string and I've had a set of GHS silk & steel strings hanging around. Surprise, it sounds quite nice. At first I thought the two plain strings were over-powering the wrapped ones but after awhile that impression went away. They really toned down the jangly-ness and gave it more "wood" tone, and they still have plenty of "pop". I might come to like this set-up.