#1
Ok, well I need an amplifiable acoustic for the new praise band at my church. I really don't want to spend everything I have left after my amp purchase (roughly only $350). One thing I can do is use my DCE's A/E Takamine. Sure, you would think I'd be happy about that, but he has one of THESE. I don't like it. Small body, all-lam, and THIS electronics system, which confused the crap out of me. He also strung it with what I think were elixirs, because there was this weird green crap hanging off the strings.

Another thing I can do is get a pickup for my G320. Again, all lam, but dreadnaught and sounds surprisingly good.

And yet another option is *shivers* spending the rest of my money I earned over 2 years of odd-jobs, lawn mowing, and allowances on an A/E that I know won't be very good.

Basically, I'm not going to be all that happy either way. And I can't really get a job. I have no time for anything but a part-time weekend job, and we all know how well those pay

Please help a desperate poor guy out through comfort and suggestions. Thanks all
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#2
just use the takamine one and ask whoever owns it if you can change the strings to something that you like.
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#3
I don't really like the guitar all that much though. In the hour or so that I played it, i was really uncomfortable.

IMPORTANT! I found a Seagull S6 (which I love) A/E on craigslist for $300, and it comes with a hardcase!

My problem? Well, it's in Lawrence. I'm in Wichita. The guitar is a long way away. And it has a cedar top. The only times I've played an S6 they were spruce tops. What are the tonal qualities of cedar? Is it warmer sounding than spruce?

Why am I asking all of these questions? Well, because I'm broke, and not only that, but I want to get everything possible out of my guitar. What I want is a generally warm tone that you usually associate strumming an acoustic with, but with a little bit of bite in the higher strings. So, to classify the tone I'm going after, "bright-ish mellow" is the best thing I can come up with.
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#4
Taks are known for their plugged in sound.

The electronics aren't that complex. I know a church music director who uses a Tak with the same electronics. Personally, I don't like elixers. For me, I like Ernie Ball Earthwoods. I use lights.

I've got cedar and spruce, in both rosewood and mahogany combos, dred style. The spruce/rosewood combo is the most dynamic of my guitars. Play it soft, it is present but not diminished. Attack it, and it responds.
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