#1
I have some money waiting to be spent and i am thinking of buying a good electro/acoustic guitar i am in between:

IBANEZ EW50QME-NT
Link: http://www.thomann.de/gr/ibanez_ew50qme_nt.htm

Looks nice saw some videos on youtube and i can say that i liked the sound but i am not sure about the quality of Ibanez acoustics


TAKAMINE EG523SC
Link: http://www.thomann.de/gr/takamine_eg523sc_westerngitarre.htm

Takamine has good quality guitars with good sound too as far as i know

Another option is an Ovation

OVATION CSE24-5
Link: http://www.thomann.de/gr/ovation_cse245_celebrity_se.htm

But i want some good unplugged sound too so i think none would recommend getting one

Some notes:

I am at begginer level (started again after dropping 3 years ago, din't learn that much and already forgot it ^^) Shall i wait a little more learn a few things first and then when i have a bigger budget get something better?

I don't like too bassy tones, neither too high now that i think of it i would prefer something in the middle shall i go for a dread?

If you want to propose something make it electro/acoustic for sure (fto be able to play on a gig) and around these guitars price tags around 500 euros (and since most of you live in america 1 Euro = 1.4324 U.S. dollars taken from google)


Thank you in advance!
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#2
get the ibaez
you can never go wrong with thier guitars
they perform amazing and are durable as ****
i have the rg 320dx and it is amazing
#3
I'll be following this as well.

I played the iBanez but haven't liked the playability. (Not sure...I could go and try it out again if we keep in touch and u can't)
I heard good thing about the takamine and I like the sound.
Never heard or tried the ovation. (I don'T like them).
I was hoping that I could stretch my budget to get this:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/taylor_114.htm

I heard that it's worth it.
Oh an you could also try:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/seagull_s6_the_original_q1.htm

HEard good things, I don't like the sound personally.

ALso this:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_fg_730s_nt.htm

I like the sound but I'm not sure about YAmaha guitars quality.
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#4
These guitars seem fine but they are plain acoustic, as i said i want electro/acoustic so i can get on some gigs. Thanks for looking anyway much appreciated.
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#5
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These guitars seem fine but they are plain acoustic, as i said i want electro/acoustic so i can get on some gigs. Thanks for looking anyway much appreciated.


I think the taylor is electro acoustic.
And anyway...I currently own a Fender DG-5NAT acoustic and it sucks...really.
But with the pickup (I spent...well actually it was a gift) that I got for 100E it sounds much much much better. Bad for me...I don't like the electro/acoustic sound.
I just wanted to say...that you can add the pickup at anytime.
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#6
i would go with the ibanez they make quality guitars and as for the electronics on mine i beleive they are pretty good i suggest you get an acoustic amp for the best acoustic sound though
#7
So i can get a plain acoustic and then spend some more bucks and make it electro/acoustic? This sounds lovely but then again it's kind of a pain in the butt installing pickups and sh!t will look up to this thank you again


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i would go with the ibanez they make quality guitars and as for the electronics on mine i beleive they are pretty good i suggest you get an acoustic amp for the best acoustic sound though


Yeah my line 6 doesn't have any neat effects for acoustic will have to save money for an amp too. But chances are i will get the guitar first and the amp another time
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get the ibaez
you can never go wrong with thier guitars
they perform amazing and are durable as ****
i have the rg 320dx and it is amazing


Actually, Ibanez acoustic guitars are known for being bad quality around these parts. The electronics on them are notorious for breaking.

I would highly suggest the Takamine over the others you have listed. In terms of quality, it kicks the crap out of the other two. The electronics on Takamine have always been above par as well.
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#9
As a beginner it is hard to chose a more expensive guitar. Once you learn to play a bit then you have a better idea of what you want. The brands like Takamine, Seagull, Yamaha, Cort etc all make good guitars.

From the choices you have posted I would go for the Takamine as it suggests it sounds good plugged and unplugged but I have never played one. If you can find a good local shop and take someone who plays the guitar with you to help you out. This is better than just ordering without playing.
#10
i'd recommend a yamaha fgx720s or fgx730s, as they're acoustic electric and in your price range, not to mention better quality than an ibanez. the seagull Kozlic suggested is an acoustic electric, btw, and a good quality one, too.
http://www.thomann.de/gb/seagull_s6_the_original_q1.htm

taylors are nice, but may be a bit out of your price range with electronics. the particular tak you mention plays well and feels great, but the sound is a bit on the dead side - i almost bought one but the sound changed my mind. still, it wasn't actually bad, and if you're not that concerned about sound quality, i'd get the tak wayyyy ahead of the ibanez. btw, if you do get the tak, there are shims under the bridge, and they can be removed if the action is too high.
#11
I'm sure that all you say is true but having a pickup wouldn't hurt would it? :P

And i have a very cheap dread now and i don't like the feeling i think a jumbo would suit me better (holdingwise not soundwise)


edit: these guitars sound great http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlDgPOd4NAU but as i see they are all gibsons so they are out of my budget just a hint about the sound i want
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#12
I am saying tat a jumbo would be more comfortable sorry for the confusion was kinda in a hurry when posting ^^
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#13
having electronics does mean that the actual guitar will be cheaper. think of it like this - if you can afford $500, you can either get the best guitar $500 will buy, and then next month buy a soundhole pickup - or - you can buy a $300 guitar with $150 or so going toward electronics. and btw, i can almost guarantee you that in this price range, the guitar isn't going to come with stellar electronics.