#1
My dad has given me his Martin D28 to sell for him. To cut a long story short, I am in love

Never have I played a guitar that sounds so beautiful. A real spine tingler. I have begged him to let me have it, but he wants his grand.

I now want an acoustic but have not got nowhere near the money to buy a Martin. Has anyone got any suggestions for a guitar around £200-£400 that sounds much more expensive. I realise i'll never get the quality of the Martin without spending the money, but i'm hoping there's something cheaper that may come close enough for me to enjoy.

EDIT: I'm not trying to sell this guitar to anyone on here. I know that annoys some people. I already have a sale agreed. I just want your opinions on what I can get for my money.
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Last edited by robfosters at Jul 2, 2009,
#2
There are actually a lot of good guitars in that price range. I could go on and on and on and list models, but instead I'll just give you some good brands to try out.

Alvarez, Seagul, Takamine, Epiphone Masterbilt, Breedlove
#3
If you want a martin I HIGHLY recommend the DX1. I have one and I love it to death, play it every day. I paid $500 at Manny's in NYC and it's similarly priced online.

I've also played a couple low-end Taylors that sounded nice. Ditto on the Breedlove but I'm not a big Takamine fan, I've played some that sound a little dull, just make sure it has a solid top.
#4
i just picked up a seagull original s6 that sounds nice - mellow and woody with some upper end sparkle.