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Old 01-18-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Acoustic/Electric guitar: What to buy?

Hi,

I'm thinking of buying an acoustic/electric guitar around 500$.
But I just don't know what to buy.. (Thinking of Fender Kingman SCE)
Could anyone help me please?
I actually have only one condition, which is that I want to attach a strap


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Old 01-18-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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I have a Laguna LG4-CEBUB and i love it. The bassist for the band i used to be in got the bass version of it and loves it too. The strap that i use has a regular hole that i attach to the side of the guitar (cable input) and the other side has a string that loops through the headstock... i like it cuz i didn't have to drill into the guitar for it.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:42 AM   #3
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:53 AM   #4
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I have a Laguna LG4-CEBUB and i love it. The bassist for the band i used to be in got the bass version of it and loves it too. The strap that i use has a regular hole that i attach to the side of the guitar (cable input) and the other side has a string that loops through the headstock... i like it cuz i didn't have to drill into the guitar for it.


I think the Laguna is a nice guitar but I really really don't like the looks of it, I'm sorry
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:14 AM   #5
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Do you use guitar to look at it or to play it?


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Old 01-18-2010, 10:46 AM   #6
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i would buy a yamaha fgx730sc because of yamaha's overall higher quality compared to fender. i've played many of both brands, and while sometimes i find the fenders a tad easier to play "out of the box", the yamahas are very nice and can easily be set up for easier playability.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/...itar?sku=582169

btw, most quality acoustics (not sure about acoustic electrics because i haven't paid attention to that) don't have 2 strap buttons, but you can always have the other one attached.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:50 AM   #7
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sound ofcourse, but if it looks ugly..
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i would buy a yamaha fgx730sc because of yamaha's overall higher quality compared to fender. i've played many of both brands, and while sometimes i find the fenders a tad easier to play "out of the box", the yamahas are very nice and can easily be set up for easier playability.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/...itar?sku=582169

btw, most quality acoustics (not sure about acoustic electrics because i haven't paid attention to that) don't have 2 strap buttons, but you can always have the other one attached.

Yamahas are actually pretty nice... they were my first option when i was looking for an acoustic/electric but opted for the Laguna instead after comparing them. Also, if you don't like the looks because of the wook type, you can get a different model at around the same price with a traditional look (maple i think).

EDIT: this is what it looks like in real life -

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Old 01-18-2010, 11:29 AM   #9
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That Yamaha could be a good idea i'll check if I can find a store who has it in Holland

EDIT: for some reason it's 520 euros in Holland, which is 750 dollars. I'd like to spent around 500-550 dollars.

What about the Yamaha LSX26C?

EDIT: wait there are 2 types of FGX730SC's?
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i've noticed that yamahas are sold in europe a lot, so hopefully you can find one

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Old 01-18-2010, 02:44 PM   #11
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I personally love Ovation guitars. I think the round back is amazing but that also turns some people off so you'd have to try it yourself.
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