#1
I'm looking for a beginner guitar equal to or under $150. What's the best choice? Please tell me both the brand and the model name/number - thanks very much!
#2
You may be selling yourself, or the person you are buying it for, short. There IS a low-priced Yamaha that has had fairly good reviews:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-F335-Acoustic-Guitar-102919487-i1166364.gc

but give yourself, or that new beginner a better "step up" (fair chance) with a few more bucks for something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2mvph9GKDw
"I was so much older then; I'm younger than that now"

Epiphone EJ200
Epiphone AJ500ME
Epiphone Hummingbird
Washburn J28SDL
Guild GAD25NAT
#4
I started my guitar career with the same package. The yamaha FD01s is just an OK guitar. After learning for a few months, that guitar frustrated me because it would buzz pretty bad and I couldn't get a clean sound. I bought a better guit as soon as I could afford it. I was convinced to buy the FD01s because it has a solid top but that doesn't help much if it isn't any fun to play.
#5
Takamine Jasmine.

Not saying this is the best, but it's an option. You should really go out to a store and try out these guitars for yourself.
#6
actually in all honesty rogue guitars arent that bad for just startin...or for bit more check out the guitars for under 300 bucks thread
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#9
oh that's an easy one. Get a Yamaha F335. I have one and it is an amazingly good acoustic guitar for the price it's put at.
#10
I have an Epiphone DR-100 that I got as my first acoustic guitar, and I still really love it, and play it a lot! It's a really good guitar for the price!

I believe it's $120 new.