I have a Takamine EG260C guitar. It is fundamentally a steel string acoustic optimized for fingerstyle playing (as I gather from Takamine's official site). The strings that I have put on is D'Addario EJ10 (extra light).
The guitar does sound amazing when playing lead and fingerstyle. The rhythm is weak, because the bass is not as strong.
However, strumming the guitar is a little noisy compared to what I hear online on other acoustic guitars (I'm talking about unplugged). By noise, I mean that the chord doesn't sound very crisp. Is it because the gauge of the strings is less, or because the guitar itself is not good for rhythm?
In general, are acoustics optimized for fingerstyle not good for rhythm? What makes a steel string acoustic good for rhythm?