#1
Happy New Year!

With the start of the New Year I am looking to replace my Tanglewood TW28 with a new upgraded model. I have been looking closely at Yamaha and Tanglewood models, in which I believe great value for money is represented. However, I am also open to the suggestion of getting a Semi-Acoustic too.

I was just hoping if people could leave me short replies at to what guitars they would recommend and for what reason(s). I have a working budget of up to £275 ($400 or so) but could be tempted into buying 2 (for 2 different locations) in a few months for around the same figure.

Thank you kindly for all replies and opinions.
Liam

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#2
i've never heard of tanglewood.. have to look at those...

ever heard of tgx??
http://www.guitarimports.com/

it almost seams like they're going out of business, i was thinking of trying out the 12 string ad A/E they have on there.... heheh... just seams sketchy

are you looking for acoustic or acoustic electric?
#3
Someone a while back was looking at Tanglewood. I don't remember exactly who it was, but a quick searchbar job should give you the thread.

As is customary for me, I'll suggest Takamine and Seagull. In any price range. Great guitars.
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#6
If I were you, I'd try to get a bit more money. Sure, £275 is about $400, but if you're paying in dollars, that means you've got it from America. After shipping and customs and the risk of over-seas shipping...I'd say just save up to atleast £350.
Any other preferences though? Sizes? Steel string or classical? Acoustic or acoustic-electric? Cutaway?
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#7
I'm hoping to pick one up in the UK and the dollar figure was just for ease I guess. I struggle with the Jumbo sized Guitars and so I am probably looking for a 4/4 Acoustic, Steel Strings, preferably Acoustic as I've never played an E-Acoustic (but am open to suggestions if it can provide a nice sound). I'm a fan of Rosewood Back and Sides with a Solid Sitka Spruce Top but then I am looking at the higher end of the market I guess.
Thanks for all info so far I am broadening my horizon somewhat now.
#9
Any Seagulls or Yamahas (particularly the FG730S) in the price range would be good. However the Seagull has a pretty chunky neck. What kind of sound do you want, are you leaning more towards a nice boomy bottom end or more of sparkling highs?
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I'm hoping to pick one up in the UK and the dollar figure was just for ease I guess. I struggle with the Jumbo sized Guitars and so I am probably looking for a 4/4 Acoustic, Steel Strings, preferably Acoustic as I've never played an E-Acoustic (but am open to suggestions if it can provide a nice sound). I'm a fan of Rosewood Back and Sides with a Solid Sitka Spruce Top but then I am looking at the higher end of the market I guess.
Thanks for all info so far I am broadening my horizon somewhat now.


Get a takamine G series or a yamaha...
#11
Soundwise I'd prefer less boom, hence Rosewood over Mhog. Takamines and Yamahas are looking good: Seagull's seem nice guitars but wouldn't I be at the very bottom end of the series spending what I have on a Seagull?
#12
The S6 series Seagulls are great guitars, even though, yes, they around the bottom of the company's heap. Don't let that scare you off though. They sound awesome.
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#13
I know it shouldn't have much of a bearing, but I do find the Ibanez cutaway mocha sunburst absolutely beautiful, but I have never played an Ibanez acoustic and have no idea what kind of reputation they hold?
#14
Reputation? Ibanez acoustics?

They have a really bad reputation. Crappy sound, overpriced, and their quality control is horribly inconsistant.

In all seriousness, a couple of the only companies that are known for their electrics that also make good acoustics are Epiphone and Gibson.
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#15
Going from what people are saying I have a shortlist of the following guitars makers, I am also swaying towards Electro-acoustics more now:

Guild
Seagull
Takamine
Yamaha
Tanglewood
Gibson
2nd-Hand Martin

any more ideas are more than welcome, especially specifying series or models on the above.
Many thanks for all feedback so far!
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Seagull would be a great choice. I've got the Original S6, love it to death.

Same.
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Does anyone know of any (reputable) UK Seagull providers be they websites or stores?

Still looking for suggestions too btw.
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Does anyone know of any (reputable) UK Seagull providers be they websites or stores?

Still looking for suggestions too btw.

No idea. Anything that imports from Canada would certainly be a start, but having not lived in the UK, I'm not sure who that would be. I'd honestly think you'd have better luck in an actual shop. Try and look for one in your area.
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#21
What about a low end Ovation? Some people like the sound but they are a bit different. CC24's are in your price range, or CC44 just a bit over. (not sure 'cos your VAT is much less than here.) I'd have a CC44 in a heartbeat.