#1
For the past 3 years I've pretty much only played electric; in fact, I don't even have an acoustic! I've always had to borrow one from a friend when one was needed.

I've decided now that I should buy my own acoustic. I don't know what to get though, and would like recommendations.

My budget is around $400, and I would like an acoustic that:
1.) Has rosewood sides/back
2.) Solid spruce top (not cedar)
3.) Plays well, sounds good, etc.

I was looking at the Silver Creek T-170, but I would like to hear what you have to say.
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#2
I say look at this and try out some Seagull guitars. Also, in that range, the back and sides will most likely be laminated, so specifying rosewood over mahogany or maple will really only make a difference in appearance. If you don't mind looking at used guitars, you could probably find a Blueridge with all solid wood.
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#3
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#4
there ya go:
http://www.maurysmusic.com/inc/sdetail/35954
rosewood back and sides, solid sitka top. they sound full, very nice tone and loudness for laminate back and sides.

i've heard the silver creeks aren't great sounding, and a lot of people had to get theirs replaced due to various issues. i've played a bunch of blueridges including the br-60. they seem to be much better quality and impress people who try 'em.
#5
If you live in Europe I'd suggest Tanglewood TW170. It's grand auditoirium size and made of solid wood (sides are bonded).

In USA you can get alvarez MD60 for 400$. It's all solid with cedar top.
#6
I'd suggest : Johnson/Recording King (recent namechange), either an RD27 or RO27 - solid rosewood B&S, dreadnought or 000 body. I've lots of guitars but can't put this down,great build quality for the money - check it out.
#7
but how's the sound? is it full with lots of bass like a martin, with growly bass like a gibson, or bright like a seagull?

i've heard good things about recording kings, and they're certainly a good deal. also instead of using sitka, the RO27 and RD27 use englemann, which is my favorite top wood, so i was interested in getting one till i realized they have a v neck.

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I'd suggest : Johnson/Recording King (recent namechange), either an RD27 or RO27 - solid rosewood B&S, dreadnought or 000 body. I've lots of guitars but can't put this down,great build quality for the money - check it out.
#8
http://www.waldenguitars.com/D710.html

Video of it here:
http://www.waldenguitars.com/reviews_2009_Aug_GW_D710_Video.html


Walden is a hidden gem. For example, the guitar in this sound clip only costs around $700: http://www.waldenguitars.com/artists_mucklow.html
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#9
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Taylor-Big-Baby-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=514968&src=3WDTWXX&ZYXSEM=0

Taylor Big Baby Acoustic.

15/16 size guitar with a very nice, balanced and bright sound. Solid sitka spruce top with saple veneer back and sides. Not rosewood, I know, but it sounds nice nonetheless. Very basic, no extraneous stuff. Everything you need, nothing you don't. $449.99
#10
I have a taylor big baby. They are GREAT. I love mine so much, its a LITTLE cheesy looking but overall great guitar.
#11
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I have a taylor big baby. They are GREAT. I love mine so much, its a LITTLE cheesy looking but overall great guitar.


What do you mean by "cheesy?"

Idk, I always thought it looked really nice. Just basic. plus, I can't help but love how you can see the screws right there in the fretboard that hold the neck and body together it's a strong joint, too.