ibanez artwood aw40 steel string acoustic for $200 is it a good deal or do I keep looking.
Solid top is something you should always try to get. Although I don't know about Ibanez, I've heard their new stuff isn't always too reliable. But you never know; If you like it, then go for it. if you feel you can do better....then I'm pretty sure you know what to do.
i owned one ibanez acoustic (a cheaper exotic wood series) and it played great. the electronics in it were also pretty damn impressive for the price, but i'm not sure if the aw40 has electronics. anyway, i like ibanez acoustics (even though they have a bad rep sometimes). try it if you can, i'd say it's a pretty good deal!