#1
Hey there buddies. First post here. My name is P3n6u!n 0f d00m...just kidding..har..
I'm conflicted my friends. I have a budget of around 800 to 850 dollars. I am looking for a new acoustic/electric. Everyone in the world has told me Taylor or Martin but I am wondering if anyone here has diff opinion. I actually don't like the sound of low end taylors (too bright) so maybe something a bit more bass heavy or darker sounding. Also I want an acoustic electric so I can plug it into my sound card instead of mic'ng it. Will that even sound good or is mic'ng the best way? anyways thanks
#2
800-850 will only get you a low end taylor or martin .. in that price range i will suggest you get a takamine preferably with a cedar top .. takamines have alot more bass then most i have played .. good luck friend
take it easy man .. its just a thread
#3
I was thinking the same thing as timmyinpajamas, even before I read his post. Funny thing too' my name is Tim and I am wearing pajama pants. I think a Takamine is just the thing for you. An EANC10 is perfect. I almost got one once, but I ended up saving for another year and getting myself something a little nicer.

They are just above your budget, but you could probably find one used. Like here, *ebay link removed*

They normally go around this price on ebay and gbase. I dont always recomend buying a guitar without playing it, but Takamine has pretty good quality control, and you still have extra money in your budget to get a professional setup.

Also, Frank Black uses one live. I love the Pixies so I thought it was cool.
#4
Yeah... my dad plays a takamine acoustic bass, and it has almost no twang. either go with the takamine, or you can find epiphones for pretty cheap...
#6
O no, not Ovations. Unless you are using it for plugged in purposes only, they are sad. Plugged in though, they are great.
#7
Takamines are great. Very smooth sound all the way from soft to hard playing. Very consistent. They also have great playability.

I also agree on tlt31 on this one. Ovations are only really good plugged in. Unplugged... you might get better tone out of an electric guitar unplugged.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

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#8
I would also recommend having a look at Takamine. Alvarez is another great place to look in this price range. I have played several models of this Alvarez and they all sounded equally impressive:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alvarez-Masterworks-Series-MD60C-Dreadnought-AcousticElectric-Cutaway?sku=518842

I know the price on this website is a little out of your budget, but I've seen this guitars selling locally for like $600 or even less for brand new ones. So check around if you're interested.
#10
You don't need to mike an acoustic-electric, and Gibson doesn't really offer anything in this price range.
#11
you might also want to look at seagulls. most of their guitars are cedar which usually get a warmer tone(correct me if im wrong)
they are a really good value guitar. made by same company as godin if im not mistaken.
#12
Any of you have experience with Larivee or Babicz? Just curious, a buddy of mine is exceptionally good at guitar and plays a Larivee.

BTW thanks for the replies so far.
#13
Larrivee's are great guitars. The first time I played one, I thought it was rather plain sounding. The next time I gave it a more thorough playing and loved the little subtle things about the sound. They're high quality guitars. If you can get one for your price range then it's a great choice.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

Have an acoustic guitar? Don't let your guitar dry out! Click here.