#1
i am deciding whether to the the weissenbron or chandler rh-2. from what i hear, the chandler is a really great starter lap guitar and is a good price, which i can plug in.

however, i am a ben harper fan, and i absolutely love his slide playing (on a weissenborn). The only "weissenborn" guitars that are readily available at a decent price are made by goldtone, and the seem to get bad reviews on musicians friend.

i want that weissenborn sound of an acoustic but it doesnt have electronics, i guess what i am trying to say is, can i get a sound similar on a chandler? or which is the better deal?

to see an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSSH...feature=related
#2
I'm not a huge fan of either. However, if you're willing to step a little out of your price range, I'd recommend a Jackson Custom Shop guitar. I own 5 and they all play amazingly.
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