#1
I am buying my boyfriend an acoustic electric guitar and I don't know which is the best choice in my price range. I was looking at Yamaha, Epiphone, Ibanez, and Alvarez so far. My max is $400. Can someone help me? I just got my first guitar and am so psyched to learn. My boyfriend is a musician already, but has 2 acoustics, one is broken and one is so old. He has electrics, bass, acoustic, but no acoustic electric. I think it'd be a nice addition. Thanks for the advice. :-)
#2
ibanez and epiphone are fairly low quality. i strongly recommend a yamaha fgx720sca. it has a solid top - trust me, that's a good thing - a nice gloss finish, it sounds good and has a good build quality, and in natural, it meets your price requirement
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-FGX720SCA-FG-Series-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=513387
Last edited by patticake at Jan 4, 2010,
#3
As mentioned, STAY AWAY from Ibanez and Epiphone. And fender for that matter...at least the low-end. The Yamaha above is good, but I also love Seagull guitars: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seagull-Entourage-Series-Dreadnought-QI-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=516906 has a solid Cedar top. It's a good guitar and the electronics aren't bad at all. However, it's about $30 over your range, but it might be worth it.
#4
I saw Electric acoustic and $400. I think I heard you are going to throw out the ideas of an Ibanez and probably Epiphone and look at Seagull.
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Quote by Chaos Nil
I saw Electric acoustic and $400. I think I heard you are going to throw out the ideas of an Ibanez and probably Epiphone and look at Seagull.


Once again, I agree with you.
Seagulls are pure beauty. But I prefer Taylors haha.
For that price, I vote a Seagull.
#6
I have nothing but respect for low end Yamaha's. I played a 400 dollar Yamaha at GuitarCenter a few weeks ago that I fell in love with and I normally play a Gibson Hummingbird.

I have an acoustic/electric Washburn that I bought a few years back that I still think has great tone and playability now that I've started actually humidifying the thing.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-?sku=516865&src=3WWRWXGB&ZYXSEM=0
#7
Quote by Disaronno
I have nothing but respect for low end Yamaha's. I played a 400 dollar Yamaha at GuitarCenter a few weeks ago that I fell in love with and I normally play a Gibson Hummingbird.

Yep, I've loved low end Yamaha guitars. They have out preformed a lot of others in their range. I think there was only one I didn't really care for and that was one that I think was about $99. Other then that, they are one of the top two three I recommend in the low price category.
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#8
I would take a look at Seagull and some Takamine guitars. Alvarez makes some good quality stuff too. Fo Sho stay away from Ibanez especially in that price range.
I do sure love me them Gibsons boy
Last edited by dakotajoe at Jan 5, 2010,