#1
Howdy dudes,

I'm looking for a new acoustic guitar (an steel string one) and possibly with a pickup. The budjet is about 200-300e which is about 300-450$. I would like to know your opinions and affections you have towards the pickup acoustics.

I've looked few already but I will notice all alternatives you give me, even the non-pickup acoustics.

The first is Yamaha APX500 http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_apx500_obb.htm

and the second one is Ibanez AEG8E http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_aeg8ebk.htm

The worst thing here is that I don't have a chance to test those guitars 'cos my local dealers don't have these models or any pickup acoustics.. I've been playing an steel acoustic guitar of my brother's quite a few times and I think that it's really hard to play. So are those two good to play? Is it easy?

And one more question: Does those pickup guitars work on my Vox AD30VT well enough? Or should I look for a new amp also..

Thanks!
#2
if you're looking to play unplugged, i wouldn't get the yamaha. it sounds thin and tinny. it's got a plastic rosette. and honestly, cheap acoustic electric guitars tend to sound pretty crappy. why not get a better quality acoustic? then you can save up for a pickup or use a soundhole pickup.

i suggest these:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_fg_720s_obb.htm (this one comes in several colors)
or
http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_fg_700s_nt_gloss.htm

good finishes, good sound, i like all the yamahas with at least a solid top except for the thinlines.
#3
Quote by patticake
if you're looking to play unplugged, i wouldn't get the yamaha. it sounds thin and tinny. it's got a plastic rosette. and honestly, cheap acoustic electric guitars tend to sound pretty crappy. why not get a better quality acoustic? then you can save up for a pickup or use a soundhole pickup.

i suggest these:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_fg_720s_obb.htm (this one comes in several colors)
or
http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_fg_700s_nt_gloss.htm

good finishes, good sound, i like all the yamahas with at least a solid top except for the thinlines.


Hmm does those have a thin neck? And I guess you are right about the crapness of pickup acoustics in this budjet. They just sounded in Thomann and youtube really good. I'm quite interested of that 720s, do you own one of those? (In hope of your review)
#4
Some random stuff I've never heard of and few yamahas. I think they can order for me yamaha if I want.
#5
I actually just sold my Yamaha APX500 for the exact reason that Patticake said - unplugged it sounds awful. It is very small and slim was nice to play and sounded OK plugged in, but if you want to play it unplugged I would stay well away from it. I would actually avoid any slimline if you want it to sound halfway decent unplugged