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Old 08-13-2013, 12:28 AM   #1
kbapril23
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Need Help Choosing Between 2 Guitars

Hi All, I need some help with choosing a guitar. I have narrowed it down to 2 guitars.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please see information on the two guitars I am trying to decide between, below, and offer any advice/help or information you may have that might help me decide between the two. thanks so much. Kathy

1. MORGAN MONROE MV- EC-45/C $489.25 AMAZON

Product Features
Solid Sitka Spruce top
Vintage open Wilkenson tuners
3 11/16" bone nut and bone saddle
Rosewood fretboard bridge back and sides
Fishman Presys active electronics with built in EQ and tuner

Product Description
The Morgan Monroe MV-EC-45 Cutaway guitar is a feature-packed dreadnought acoustic-electric with a solid spruce top. You get a classic, open-grained satin finish that allows maximum sound board vibration, for outstanding tone. This affordable guitar features a balanced and articulate design that result in a great "broken-in" feel right out of the box. You'll appreciate the smooth playing neck and the vintage style open geared tuning keys on this guitar.


2. Ibanez Artwood AW300ECEDVS Acoustic Electric Guitar
Dark Violin Sunburst $399 AMAZON

Product Features
Body Shape: Dreadnought Body with CutawayNeck: Mahogany Neck, dovetail neck jointBack/Sides: Mahogany Back and SidesTop: Solid Engelmann Spruce TopRosette: Abalone RosetteTuners: Chrome Grover TunersPickup: Fishman Sonicore PickupElectronics: Ibanez SST Shape Shifter Preamp with Onboard TunerOutputs: Balanced 1/4" and XLR OutputsFretboard: Rosewood Bridge and FretboardSaddle: Bone Nut and SaddleBridgePins: Advantage Bridge PinsStrings: D'Addario EXP Strings
Product Description
With their full sound, strong bass, and clarity in chording and soloing, dreadnoughts have become the most popular acoustic body style. The AW300ECE dreadnought is a member of the Artwood Traditional Acoustic-Electric series. These performance-level guitars share many features and are distinguished by their body style and woods used. If you need a traditional guitar that can easily switch from acoustic to electric, you've found it here in the Ibanez AW300ECE Artwood Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar. With a Fishman Sonicore Pickup and Ibanez SST Shape Shifter Preamp with Onboard Tuner, players will notice how smooth the transition is from acoustic to electric and back, and it will make playing live gigs so much easier.The Ibanez Artwood AW300ECE has a big Dreadnought body with an even bigger sound. Its solid Engelmann Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides ensures massive tonal output and subtle harmonic response. Other refinements include a bone saddle on a distinctively contoured bridge and a headstock where tradition and modern style co-exist.This Ibanez benefits from sophisticated electronics using a Fishman Sonicore pickup and an Ibanez AEQ-SST Shape Shifter preamp with onboard tuner to faithfully reproduce exquisite acoustic tones at any volume level. The AW300ECE also features both 1/4" and XLR outputs for increased versatility.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Flip a coin. Seriously, when the coin is in the air, your heart will tell you which one you want. The coin doesn't even have to hit the floor before you will know.
If that doesn't work, go for the one that fits your neck hand. Different fretboard radiusus, neck profiles, or choosing a scale length that fits your hand and playing style can effect the level of playabilty and enjoyment of your choice.
Small hands might fit better on a short scale length neck. Some like a high arch to the fretboard, some like them flat. See if you can make both hands happy, as well as your ears and eyes. Good luck
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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This should be in the acoustic/classical guitar forum.
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