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Old 11-11-2013, 01:32 PM   #201
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i plan on getting my first classical guitar soon (since my current one is a POS)

what are some good entry-level classical guitars? (preferably cutaway, but not required)
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:27 PM   #202
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Thanks to this thread I've found a guitar which might very likely be my next guitar.


I've only heard one sample of its sounds in a Youtube video, and it sounded pretty good. It ticks nearly all the boxes;
- Not too expensive
- Electro acoustic
- Built in tuner
- Dreadnought Cutaway
- Good wood materials
- Nice looking in general.
- ****ING FRET INLAYS. My god why aren't they on all guitars -_-

From this thread it seems Alvarez are a good choice. I am yet to actually play and hear/feel it for myself though which seems to be the most important part of picking.

Any thoughts?
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:18 AM   #203
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Hi, I want to buy a electronic acoustic guitar, my main focus is to learn fingerstyle and It'd be nice to have one of those because I wan to plug it into an amp or record it ^^

I've got around 500 for it

Thank you very much
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:18 PM   #204
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I've published a short article which may give you some useful answers.

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Old 12-25-2013, 02:01 AM   #205
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I'm new to this but you can try ksl.

i love acoustic because i am a country boy through and through.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #206
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I have played guitar for while now, but have only used my fathers old guitar.
MY PRICE RANGE: 820$/600 to 1300$/900
I would say i am a good guitar player, I have played for about three years. I usually play finger-style, but I want the opportunity to play strumming as well.
What guitar would you recommend?
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:33 AM   #207
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I am from Spain but now i am living in Finland. I play guitar snce I was a child and I can say you one of the best guitar shop to ask for information is:


They speak english (i hope better than mine) and they are serious and cheaper than other. They sell HANDMADE guitars.
I have recomended this website to my friends in Finland and they are very happy to buy there and to get a very good information about what kind of guitar is the best.

I hope I can help you.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:02 PM   #208
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Hi, I'm new to the forums. But as I read this thread, I didn't see many opinions, if any, on solid body acoustic electrics.
I play a Yamaha FG720SL right now. And I'm looking for a acoustic electric, solid body, cut away to step up to the next level. I play left handed so I don't get to try many guitars in stores as you can imagine. And if I buy a guitar, it's pretty much mine forever cause I don't know any left handed players. lol
I've checked online and like the following models.
Yamaha A3R
Takamine Pro Series (Pro Series 1 or 3)
Zager EZ Play models (Zager ZAD80CE)
Martin Proforming Artists (DCPA4)
Any opinions on them? I've always loved the deep rich tones of a Martin but I'm always open to suggests. lol Thx in advance for your input.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:30 AM   #209
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Should i buy a used martin hd-28 or a new Sigma dr 42 with Martin long life strings?
I never play in studio, just at home. Or with friends. But i like to play a guitar with a good feel to it!
I have played them both (new I ln a shop) and have compared them.
I liked the feel and the sound better on the Martin, even though I think the sigma was not far behind at all.
Will the same strings heighten the feel on the sigma?

Used Martin: 17-1800$ (great shape 1 year old)
New Sigma: 800$

Which one should I buy?
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:03 AM   #210
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I think it depends on what you local music shops stock. If you are interested in a brand and have done some research on it and want to buy in person face to face you then have to hope that you have a music shop near by that can help you. I live in the UK and I am very interested in Breedlove guitars but struggle to find any in stock anywhere.
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:34 PM   #211
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Epiphone's best selling acoustic, the DR-100 is a budget-minded guitar that dispenses with any extravagances in favour of good old-fashioned playability.

The spruce-topped dreadnought is conceived to be an all-rounder, from those first fumbled chords through to, well, wherever you want to go really. It's built to the usual Epiphone high standards, and it's guaranteed to make most guitars at the same price point look a little bit silly.
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:18 PM   #212
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Hey guys
I'm fairly new to playing, and looking for an entry level acoustic.
I searched around on the web, and read good things about the fender cd60 and the yamaha fg700. My budget is $250.
I haven't tried any of them out yet, but I will when I go to the store next week.
Anything else I should look for?
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:19 AM   #213
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Originally Posted by GC Shred Off
Tacoma through Yamaha

Brand Name: Tacoma

Tacoma's Website

Company Overview: Tacoma is a bit of an odd company. Up until a few years ago, they produced a broad range of incredibly fine guitars for every style. Shortly after their acquisition by Fender, the operation was all but stopped, save for two or three of the less interesting models. There are "plans" for a revival at some point, but no one knows when for sure. When they were in operation, all of their guitars were built by craftsmen, but remarkably, were quite affordable. They offered everything from travel guitars to baritones to acoustic basses. Each instrument was produced in Tacoma Washington.

Common Features: They use no laminates of any type (edit: But their Olympia offshoot brand does use some laminated backs and sides). Nearly all the wood for tops and sides is harvested locally. Beyond that, they supply too varied a range to generalize.

General Pros: They're real wood and they're well put together. Their more standard body shapes are absolutely unreal.

General Cons: The company has ceased operation, and even before they were incredibly difficult to get a hold of to try out. Beyond that, some of the more "creative" models are either loved or hated.

Other Info: I have one of these (the EK36-C). The top wood was from a 2000 year old cedar that fell into a swamp 600 years ago. That means my guitar top had been growing for 600 years when Jesus was born.

Brand Name: Taylor (Thanks to patticake!)

Taylor's Website

Company Overview: Taylor Guitars is located in El Cajon, California, near San Diego. The company was founded in the 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, who both run the company today, 35 years after they started. Bob Taylor and his guitars stand out because of their use of technologies like using CNC (computer numerically controlled) design and machines, and their bolt on necks. CNC machining makes the guitars very consistent, and is one of the things that stands out about Taylor guitars. Taylor focuses on acoustic and acoustic electric guitars, but they do make some electrics. Their guitars have an excellent reputation for quality, and the company is known for good customer service.

Common Features: Taylor makes a wide variety of guitars, but they are known for their bright sparkling highs, overall consistency,

General Pros: Good finishes, good build quality, smooth frets, each line sounds good in its class, good hardware, good to great sound depending on woods/line. Taylor offers a lot of all-solid interesting woods like koa, bubinga and Australian blackwood. Taylor Guitars is a "prestige" brand for those who care about that.

General Cons: Taylor's bright highs aren't for everyone. Some consider the brand too pricey. Their electronics, the "Taylor Expression System," don't include a tuner or controls on the guitar - a plus for some but a minus for those who want to control their sound from the guitars.

Other Info: Taylor does not offer an entry level guitar. Taylor Guitars is now doing repair and maintenance for other brands of guitars. They do custom guitars at a price lower than some hand builders, and offer factory tours, and also offer a quarterly online magazine, Wood and Steel, with articles about everything Taylor from new guitars to artists to guitar playing hints.

Brand Name: Yamaha

Yamaha's Website

Company Overview: Yamaha is a gigantic company. Wikipedia tells me that they have more than $4.5 billion in revenue overall. Fortunately, they figured out how to produce some pretty great and really cheap guitars with those billions. They're undoubtedly one of the most popular brands for new guitar players, and deservedly so. Their instruments are rock solid.

Common Features: Their relatively modest line has a nice enough range to suit most tastes. The inexpensiveness is the biggest feature.

General Pros: Practically free, they work like a charm, and they're accessible to anyone in the world. It doesn't get much better than that.

General Cons: They can be lackluster, but when you payed less than $200, who cares? Also, the "Silent Series" is the dumbest thing ever.

Other Info: Jorge Lorenzo rides for the Fiat-Yamaha team in Moto GP. He's my favorite. He also does shit like this.

...you bet your sack he landed it. Read on!

Totally unexpected and quite funny (as long as he wasn't hurt...)!
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Old 11-08-2014, 10:19 PM   #214
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Hi I am a beginner guitar player. At the moment I only have a nylon string Valencia guitar and I want to get a steel string guitar. Preferably I want to spend around the $300-$400 mark. I went to my local music store yesterday and they recommended a few guitars. They recommend Yamaha Fg700 (AU$309) and Crafter CR-T6MH/BR (AU$389) and for electric acoustic guitar they recommended Crafter CR-DE6/ND/B (AU$469) or the Cort MR 710F (AU$399). What do you guys think of any of these guitars?
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:41 PM   #216
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Originally Posted by ina_j
Hi I am a beginner guitar player. At the moment I only have a nylon string Valencia guitar and I want to get a steel string guitar. Preferably I want to spend around the $300-$400 mark. I went to my local music store yesterday and they recommended a few guitars. They recommend Yamaha Fg700 (AU$309) and Crafter CR-T6MH/BR (AU$389) and for electric acoustic guitar they recommended Crafter CR-DE6/ND/B (AU$469) or the Cort MR 710F (AU$399). What do you guys think of any of these guitars?
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Well, the Yamaha FG-700, is the most often recommended entry level guitar here in our acoustic forum. It's hard to go too far of course with one of those.

That said, verily ye of the ANZAC nations, get used and abused with respect to price.

Here in the US, the FG-700 is $200.00 US, day to day sell. It's electrified sister, the FGX-700SC is $300.00. (that has a cutaway and onboard electronics).

Crafter is renowned throughout Europe as a maker of quality guitars. They're based in Korea, and their prices may be on the rise a bit, as their craftsman have gotten better pay and concessions than perhaps other countries around the Pacific Rim.

Cort is a huge OEM, I think centered in Indonesia ATM. They make guitars for everyone, and also market their own branded line. I've heard more good things about them than bad, but I can't speak from personal experience.

As for Crafter, I have 3 of their 12 strings, two hybrids, (Taylor T-5 knockoffs), and your basic AE dreadnought. (D-8-12LH) Crafter isn't big here in the US, and those guitars are "semi-custom", as they were ordered in a lot of left hand models by a dealer who specializes in lefty guitars here in the US. They all play well and sound very good.

I will say the dreadnought came with, "Korean 12 strings", and they were the worst sounding crap imaginable. A set of Dadd EXP 12 string lights straightened it out. Really, those factory strings were shit. I thought I was going to have to return the guitar...

Now, I believe they ship their 6 string acoustics with D'Addario EXP phosphor bronze lights. Word of caution though, look for the D'Addario tag when you audition their guitars, so you don't have to speculate how the guitar will sound when you get it home. If you don't like it with the D'Addarios on it, leave it at the store.
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:24 AM   #217
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Hi.I want to by an electro-acustic guitar. At first i place my order for a Fender cd 140 sce all mahogony. But it was not in stock so I thought that I can spend a litle more, around 500-600 $. I've read that Takamine guitars are a great deal for the price (my local guitar store has almost no guitars so I have to hear how they sound online) but then I've read out that they don't sound great unplugged. Music online stores in my country cand bring me brands like : Yamaha, Ibanez, Fender, Stagg, Takemine, Ovation, Alvarez, Taylor, Guild etc. OF course it's so hard to decide. For me solid top is a must. What would you recomend me?
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:16 AM   #218
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Hi, If I have a choice with the brands mentioned above. I also would purchase Epiphone Acoustics because it is less expensive and most countries use this.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:40 AM   #219
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I have an Ibanez too.
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