#1
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Takamine-G-Series-340C-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=516427&CJAID=10381297&CJPID=2621307

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-AEL20E-AcousticElectric-Guitar-with-Onboard-Tuner?sku=519998

Which one of these guitars should I get? They both seem great, but I can't decide which one would be better. (disregard the price). The ibanez has an onboard tuner and looks beautiful in vintage violin, but the takamine looks great too.

Which one would be better?
#2
if you just have to get one of those two, it would definitely and without question be the tak.
#3
i like the takamine here. but the first question is what body size do you want?

and, if you're ok with another suggestion, you might want to look at the epiphone masterbuilt series. most are solid wood, and very reasonably priced. solid wood is pretty rare in guitars priced under $800 or so.
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#4
patv, as i recall the tak has a slender neck - does that work for your playing style? if so, you might want to also consider the yamaha fgX730sc. it does cost a bit more, but it's worth it - sounds good, great finish and build quality
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-FGX730SC-Solid-Top-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=582169

if you have to stay on a budget, this seagull might be a good thing - you can't go wrong with a seagull.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seagull-Entourage-Series-Dreadnought-QI-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=516906

i haven't tried the acoustic electric version of this guitar but the acoustic version sounded damn good in its class
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alvarez-AD411C-Artist-Cutaway-Dreadnought-AcousticElectric-Guitar-with-System-600-Mk-II?sku=582267

Quote by LifeIsABullet16
i like the takamine here. but the first question is what body size do you want?

and, if you're ok with another suggestion, you might want to look at the epiphone masterbuilt series. most are solid wood, and very reasonably priced. solid wood is pretty rare in guitars priced under $800 or so.


he didn't say he was looking for solid wood - he seems to be looking for a cheapish acoustic electric. btw, recording king, blueridge and silver creek all offer all solid guitars for under $700, and in my own opinion, blueridge sounds the best of the lower-cost all solid guitars i've tried. full, warm, beautiful.
#5
Are electronics a must? If not, I would definitely suggest going pure acoustic. You can get a solid top for the same kind of price.
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#6
I've got an ibanez from the same series, the AEL40SE and I love it, don't know how the 20 compares, but i can recommend ibanez acoustics as being great value for money.
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#7
^And I can disagree with that. Of course, its my opinion, but I really don't like the things at all.
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#8
they're sort of great value in that the prices are lower, but the prices are lower because of lower quality work, laminate tops, lower quality hardware etc. so basically you pay less and get less. not really sure that's what value is all about.

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I've got an ibanez from the same series, the AEL40SE and I love it, don't know how the 20 compares, but i can recommend ibanez acoustics as being great value for money.