#1
I'm finally in search of a new guitar to replace my well-worn and pretty pathetic Ibanez, as it was the only thing i could afford at the time. I've had a look around already, but I figure I could get some quick answers here.

Don't try to convert me over to your favorite brand or anything like that. I'm just looking for some users who have a larger knowledge of this than I do.

My criteria:
1. Solid top,
2. Solid back (solid sides optional),
3. OM shape (or any fingerstyle-suitable shape). NO DREADNAUGHTS WHATSOEVER!!!!!
4. Budget limit: $1200

Although I would prefer an electro-acoustic, plain acoustic with or without cutaway is totally fine. Main thing for me is the shape and complete solidness.

Thanks.
#2
Epiphone Masterbilt EF500. It's available in Rosewood back and sides (solid wood of course) and it's got a wider fingerboard for fingerstyle comfort. You can get a really nice, tight set-up on them, great harmonic response...I've got the one with mahogany on the back and sides, but with rosewood the tone and projection get turned right up to 11...you can get a basic model, or the one that's all gussied up with abalone binding, rosette, etc...that's the EF-500RA.
Also, if you can, try to find a Larrivee guitar - specifically the L-03 (also available in rosewood back and sides).

I say, give 'em a look.
#3
Very nice, though from what I've read, I think I'm more of a mahogany person. Still, either way, it's fine, I just hope my stores stock the model.
#5
Yes, the Guild GAD-30 is the guitar I am looking to get, though I'm trying to find other options, just in case.
#6
I have a Larrivee OM-03. It really is an excellent guitar, very balanced response, which I assume you are looking for since you want an OM.
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