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Old 12-31-2009, 11:47 AM   #21
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:35 PM   #22
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Im looking for a new guitar, though im so use to my old crafter d7/n I hate playing any other guitar, I know exactly how high the action is on the guitar and everything about it.

Recentley Ive got into the odd guitar shop, and try out the odd guitar, the last one i tryed was a taylor DN guitar, The action was horrible high, I had the sale guy watching my every note I played(I never play infront of people) and it's put me off them for life, I dont think I will ever try another one.

So now im kinda nervous about going into any shop and trying out a guitar...

Advice? Or.... more like I need some kind of reassurance.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:35 AM   #23
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The Gibson acoustic plant is just outside of town. It's widely regarded as a horrible place to work. The overwhelming majority of the employees have not worked there for a year--people constantly quit. Workplace safety issues, high rate of accidents/injuries, stingy overtime pay policies, production quotas, etc. Most everyone in the local construction industry has a story about their Gibson days. There's been a lot of talk about the effect of poor management on the quality of instruments coming out of Nashville. You could have those same discussions about the Belgrade (Bozeman) plant.

And as strong as the local music scene is with bluegrass, alt country, singer/songwriter kind of stuff, no one will play Gibsons.

If you want a 'big name' American acoustic, try a Martin, Guild, Washburn, Taylor, etc.

But the cool thing about the acoustic market is that there are so many smaller companies and independent luthiers out there that make great instruments at great prices. If you can live without all the inlays, you can get an excellent instrument at a good price.

This is a good thread, GC Shred Off. I'm sure it will grow to include profiles of more and more great makers.
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:50 AM   #24
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as far as acoustic guitars go i swear by the Ovation, although most people hate the round back as they slide around, they do sound truly awesome through a big pa system, my back up would be a Taylor

In the process of saving up for a Ovation USA, playing a ovation balladeer at the moment, i love it

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Old 01-17-2010, 04:27 AM   #25
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Hey all. I've been playin guitar for nearly a year and am pickin it up really well (according to guitarist friends). I play about 3hrs a day, sometimes up to 6hrs when i'm off. Really cant get enough....
I've been playing my Bro's Stagg Electro Acoustic (bad i know) and am looking at upgrading to somethin a lot better. Have got probably about 600-800 to spend in March when i hit 30yrs old, maybe a bit more.
Have played a really nice Martin DCX1RE in shop near me, but seen some not so great reviews from some user sites sayin the dcx series arent up to scratch (although i think it was a great tone and sang to me when i played it)
Anyone got any other similar suggestions? Or think i should go for the DCX?
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:51 AM   #26
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high action is no reason to get rid of or not buy a guitar. it's completely adjustable, and what is too high for you is probably not too high for everyone.

i wouldn't get a martin x series guitar at all - it's got hpl back and sides. for that much money you could get a martin 1 series (d-1 or om-1) that has a solid back and sides. or you could get an all solid seagull or blueridge with a gloss finish and nice appointments. one of these
http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/acous...=04071411545028
would be very nice, or a guild or breedlove.

btw, ibanez acoustics seem to be about looks and features, but they aren't about high quality woods, high quality sound or high quality hardware.

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Old 01-17-2010, 05:53 AM   #27
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Ive been playing guitar for about half a year now and im looking for a new guitar to fit my needs. Im looking for a semi-acoustic guitar that has a nice look and a nice sound. Metal strings. With my guitar that I have right now the neck only goes up to the 12 fret then the body just gets in the way when you try to reach to the other frets. im want one that has a cut out that you see on some guitars that allow you to reach for the higher frets. my max price range is around 1000 aussie dollars. if anyone has a guitar or know a guitar that is like any of the above can u pls tell me the brand and name, thnks
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:58 AM   #28
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or electro acoustic. duno if thrs a difference
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:27 AM   #29
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how about something like the yamaha fgx730sc or fgx720sc? cutaway, electronics, good acoustic sound, nice finish and build.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:22 PM   #30
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Hi guys am new here.. complete dummy in guitars.. the posts here 've made me pretty clear bout how to choose one suited to my needs.. wondering though if its good to order an acoustic online??
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:00 PM   #31
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I have a fender acoustic. I was a little skeptical since i havent heard many things said about their acoustics but i love mine.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:45 PM   #32
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i ordered an acoustic online, but the thing is that i knew exactly what i was looking for based on years of playing. if you're new, it might be more helpful to go to a guitar store and hold different sizes of guitars, feeling which body and neck are the most comfortable for you. sometimes reading can't take the place of the real thing, and i think when it comes to sound and comfort that does apply to instruments. on the other hand, if you just can't get to a guitar store, ordering from a store like musiciansfriend with an excellent return policy is the way to go.

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Hi guys am new here.. complete dummy in guitars.. the posts here 've made me pretty clear bout how to choose one suited to my needs.. wondering though if its good to order an acoustic online??


fenders acoustics aren't the best, but they're not the worst - well, except for those novelty shaped guitars. the fenders i've played don't have the sound quality of some brands, but in my opinion they have more to offer than dean and ibanez.

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Old 01-20-2010, 08:17 PM   #33
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I totally agree with "only you know what guitar is right for you"...I think when people ask what guitar they should buy, ultimately it's up to them to find what fits. I think it's always a good idea to get opinions on quality/durability/life time of a guitar and those things, but the best thing is to try as many out for yourself as you can....and some times taking a risk!
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:46 PM   #34
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hows this guitar for starting acoustic?

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/msg/1573072265.html
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:57 PM   #35
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I doubt it would be that good. You get what you pay for. If you want a beater, that would work just fine.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:02 PM   #36
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well ive never really played an acoustic, so i mean i dont know good sound from bad(i could probably tell lol)

its just kinda a gateway guitar, ya know?

WEDIT: i found an epiphone pr- 150 for the same price. better? worse? no cutaway, and imo nicer finish
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:50 AM   #37
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This isn't exactly a thread to be saying "Oh hey, is this a good guitar?" Really its more of a thread to educate you so that you can tell by yourself.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:26 AM   #38
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Understand that, but I don't know ANYTHING about acoustics, and no one looked at by thread.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:41 AM   #39
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Then read up! They aren't the most complicated contraptions in the world.
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:25 PM   #40
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Very hepful and nice of you too
like your thread...
Coz I'm up for my third Acoustic guitar...
I broke my first, just made out of left over wood to put up how it was made
My second is the one I'm using now...
A very cheap guitar, with many flaws...
It had scratches though the finish was fine and glossy...
the fret board looks like rosewood but I doubt though...
Costs $70...
Bought this 3 years ago...
I'm using D'Addario string on it...
When in the low action I'm comfortable with like the Ibanez of my friend it fuzzes so I set it up quite high than my sweet spot...
Poor intonation but not that poor...
I adjust the tuners every play...
Ugly and cheap but I had no complain with the sound...
quite bright and projecting but poor sustain...
the body is a 3/4

yet now I'm playing advance on acoustics and been performing I believe it's time I give myself a new guitar...

Thanks for the guide!
I plan to buy a Dame a Korean name made in Indonesia though, good quality but not too expensive...
Check this link if you have time...

Thanks again!

http://everymusicph.com/shop/step1.php?number=1180

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