I am thinking about getting a Gretsch Rancher Falcon with Fishman internal pickup system. The reason is because I need an acoustic-electric. I have acoustics and electrics. I have a Dreadnaught for playing and a Dreadnaught mini for learning. However, if I want to amplify then I need to mic it. I would like an acoustic with higher fret access so cutaway and electronics. What's holding me back from the Falcon though is the soundhole. I know I am not dependent on it being an passive acoustic only but how effective is the triangular rancher soundhole compared to a regular one? Even though I own Gretsch electric guitars I wasn't initially looking at them and sort of was looking at cheaper versions of the same thing (HB) but someone told me that Gretsch acoustics like Falcon Ranchers are a whole other dimension of playing acoustic, like heading towards Martin quality gear. Will paying the extra hundreds for a Rancher Falcon sound qualities worth it? Like a big noticeable difference? It seems to me some electric guitar Gretsch players get other brands for acoustic performances. Marshall and Martin being somewhat popular. Chet Atkins, Neil Young for example. However, that stuff is out of my price range at over a grand. I would like new too.