#1
My wife has been gracious enough to allow me to pick out an acoustic guitar for a present. I have been playing around in the various stores. I think I have things narrowed down, but I am not as well versed in acoustic as I am in electric. So here are the choices I have it narrowed down to:
Alvarez AD60 or AD70
Yamaha FG730S or FGX720 (don't need a/e at the time, but who knows)

If you have any other recommendations please let me know. I played a couple Seagull S6's and they are nice guitars, but I just did not like the neck on them. I also like some Takamine's as well. Really want a solid top not laminate.

Price range is up to 350, maybe 400 USD. I can go used or new.

Thanks for the help!
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#2
If you could find a Seagull...
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#3
either yamaha would be a good choice. i really liked the fg730, but ultimately preferred the seagull original s6 more. still, i originally did buy the yamaha after comparing it to many guitars in lots of stores.
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#4
I really like the Seagulls (one day I may own one) and the Yamahas (I do own one) but I also live my Ovation.

I don't know if there is a solid top in your price range, but since you are a person who primarily plays electrics, you may find the Ovation neck more to your liking.
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#6
actually one of my other favorites. brighter tone, but not at all tinny.

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If you can give the Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat a try.

I think you will like the feel and the way it plays very good guitar for the money.

http://www.fender.com/products/tim-armstrong-hellcat-acoustic
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#7
that's a very nice wife you have. The "blonde" is getting me a new electric for xmas( i get to pay for it though) so i understand. since you don't like the seagull that's out, i have the S6 slim with cedar top and cherry sides and love it for a lot of stuff. its not great at some of the stuff i like to play but most of my collection has its own niche.
i would have to add my opinion also that the yammie is a great choice. i would suggest the elec/acoustic though. while not very important now, you'll appreciate the fact that you can plug it in just a few months from now. a little chorus and reverb really wake it up.
Danny's right about how Ovations seem to work better for elelctric players. the strat style necks are very comfortable although, the 1 11/16" nut does make fingerstyle a bit harder but still very manageable. i love my O's for the harder kinda music i like to play. i haven't yet played the fender hellcat but i hear good things about them.
so, if i were to choose my order would be first the Yamaha,then Ovation(cc44?), 3rd would be fender(hellcat) and a distant 4th is where the Alavarez' would be( seagull S6 would be a tough squeeze between the yammie and the O for me...that'd make it 2nd and a half or 1st minus 50%?? - but like you already said, not a consideration for you)
#8
Funny thing. I forced myself to try the S6 for an extended period of time, specifically the entourage rustic dreadnought. I actually really liked it, and ended up pointing her in that direction. I'm glad i gave it the extra effort, it really was a great sounding guitar once I got used to it. I honestly think that a big part of it was that I primarily play electric and needed time for my hands to adjust to the acoustic. Not to mention I really liked the look of the guitar.
I appreciate all the help and suggestions, we'll wait and see what ends up happening, hopefully this is not a cruel joke.
Gibson DC standard, PRS S2 Mira, Fender MIA strat, HWY1 tele, Reverend Manta Ray 290, Charvel Pro mod, ESP LTD EC1000 and Viper 400
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL100, Peavey Classic 30 2-2x12's
Misc. Pedals
#9
I absolutely am in love with my big baby taylor... I know that it might be a little bit procey, but hey. Ovations are super nice too. My roommate last year had a yamaha, and it was nice and hardy and had a good sound to it, but not too distinctive.
Merry Christmas and happy playing
#10
good luck cheese! enjoy it for a year and start hinting about a Roland AC60 amp for next christmas!!!!
#11
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good luck cheese! enjoy it for a year and start hinting about a Roland AC60 amp for next christmas!!!!


The amp is PURE AWESOMENESS
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#12
oh... and hopefully it isn't a cruel joke and you end up with star wars dolls( i know i know...action figures) and a wheel of swiss( aged wisconsin of course) in your stocking.
#13
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oh... and hopefully it isn't a cruel joke and you end up with star wars dolls( i know i know...action figures) and a wheel of swiss( aged wisconsin of course) in your stocking.

*envisioning Slave-1 model crashing into pot of Swiss fondue...*
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