#1
Hello all. I'm kinda a beginner at playing guitar.. had to quit lessons so I try to figure out things by myself mostly.. anyway, I have around $200 (maybe a little more) to spend on an acoustic guitar and I was wondering which one would you recommend..

I want it to have the cutaway.. I've seen a few Ibanez for around 200 dollars on ebay.. so what do you say?
#2
Jasmine S34C, i have it and i still play it even though i have a Martin... The tuners are worth replacing but i still use the stock ones. Beautiful guitar.
#3
cutaways cost more, so while your $200 to $250 might have bought you a solid top guitar, which means better sound and louder, with a cutaway you'll probably have to trade down to a laminate top unless you go used - even probably even then.
#6
Quote by patticake
cutaways cost more, so while your $200 to $250 might have bought you a solid top guitar, which means better sound and louder, with a cutaway you'll probably have to trade down to a laminate top unless you go used - even probably even then.

Yeah I was thinking about that yesterday.. maybe I should buy one without a cutaway and that's it..

How many frets are playable in a guitar guitar a cutaway? Cause I have a spanish guitar and it's hard to play after the 12th fret (hence why I wanted a cutaway) Is it the same on acoustics?
#7
Here is a cutaway guitar with a solid spruce top with electronics. Its a Mitchell MD100SCE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar and is just $230.



This Guitar
Last edited by acousticstummer at Jul 15, 2009,
#8
ah, the guitar center house brand. definitely not a great guitar. some mitchells have a huge buzz at the 11th fret - a gc employee not only told me this but demonstrated.

personally i'd rather get less features but more quality. a yamaha fg700s would be one option at $200
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-FS700S-Folk-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518274

if you could go just a little higher i've heard many good things about recording king guitars http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QOGL9I and a lot of people like the alvarez regent series guitars.

Quote by acousticstummer
Here is a cutaway guitar with a solid spruce top with electronics. Its a Mitchell MD100SCE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar and is just $230.



This Guitar
#9
*cough (yamaha huggers) cough*

Well anyways, Washburn guitars look pretty good as well.
The Wash burn D10s has 4 choices of back and side (Quilted Bubinga, Ovangkol, Zebrawood, and Koa) and a solid spruce top.

Washburn D10 Ovangkol Acoustic Guitar
http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/thumb_img/_1237366893.jpg

Washburn D10 Quilted Bubinga Acoustic Guitar
http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/thumb_img/_1236244904.jpg

Washburn D10 Zebrawood Limited Edition
http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/thumb_img/D10S-Z.jpg

Washburn D10 Koa Acoustic Guitar
http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/thumb_img/_1243338091.jpg
Last edited by acousticstummer at Jul 15, 2009,
#11
What about Ibanez? I got a beginner electric from them and I'm not disappointed for what I payed for it.
#13
Quote by Baby Joel
You will be if you get one of their acoustics.

Lol ok :P

I'm between the Yamaha and the Jasmine I think. The washburns are out of my budget :S Any other suggestions?
#14
Quote by Mannysz
Lol ok :P

I'm between the Yamaha and the Jasmine I think. The washburns are out of my budget :S Any other suggestions?

3 of the Washburns are in your budget -

http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/washburn-d10-exotic-wood-ovangkol.html

http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/d10-limited-edition-bubinga.html

http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/washburn-d10-zebrawood.html

These 3 range in prices from $180-$200.
#15
dude, no question - the yamaha has a solid top and the jasmine is all laminate.

Quote by Mannysz
Lol ok :P

I'm between the Yamaha and the Jasmine I think. The washburns are out of my budget :S Any other suggestions?
#16
Well, its his first guitar, its better to go for a guitar that is cheap and doesnt need much attention, (solid top needs humidifiers),,, and i guess later on if he really gets into guitars, he can get a nice one with solid body construction.