#1
Im not sure which one of these guitars to buy. I have played electric for years and am venturing out into the world of acoustics. I have a little cash leftover from christmas and Im not sure which one of these would be the best deal:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-D100DL-Acoustic-Guitar-with-Gig-Bag?sku=513382

Used or new?
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-PR150-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=512457#used


This is rated at condition 3 for the used one. It says there are some slight cracks and i dont know if that is really going to affect playability and sound. I could careless about just the looks.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-DR200S-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518379#used

This one is nice since it is Acoustic-Electric
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-AJ100CE-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=518364#used

So which one would be the best for the amount of money? (yea my budget it rather pathetic).
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#2
You have to remember that a good electric guitar brand may not be a good acoustic guitar brand.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1233360

I'll recommend a Takamine or even a Jasmine for your budget. My jasmine sound amazing and never let me down.
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#4
by god do not, I repeat do not buy the Jasmine. I made the mistake back when I started playing and gave in into it because of the price, I got the Takamine S35... now I know why players say do not go cheap, just because you are unsure of your comitment to the music.

well I committed, and now I'm not able to play becasue the guitar is so cheaply made that the fret wires pop out (it's not humidity, the guitar has always been humidified and checked to make sure it's at a good RH...treated it like it was a 1000 dollars or more guitar :P), causing the most hideous fret buzz I have ever heard in my entire life, and in that case it's not even worth to repair it becasue it comes out to the full price of a new Jasmine.

on the upside, the guitar has incredible sound, and sustain. people have been shocked by how good it sounds, not even knowing this guitar is a laminate. but it's not worth it...save the money.
Now I can't play for a few weeks except for some songs, until I have enough money to buy a seagull SWS, Guild or a Yamaha.
Last edited by MrPapi at Jan 9, 2010,
#5
I wouldn't buy used online without trying it. I wouldn't buy most guitars online without trying it. I wouldn't buy *Any* low end guitar without trying it. I would definitely not buy a used low end guitar online without trying it.

Check out the Yamaha F335 if you are strapped for cash. It was like the only guitar I'd get if I had a choice of under $200
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#6
The above is good advice , if you have played guitar before then go to a decent guitar shop and try everything in your price range. If you don't you may miss out on a very good guitar for you or buy something without playing that you really dislike. Yamaha are a good place to start and then try some other makes.
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Quote by MrPapi
by god do not, I repeat do not buy the Jasmine. I made the mistake back when I started playing and gave in into it because of the price, I got the Takamine S35... now I know why players say do not go cheap, just because you are unsure of your comitment to the music.

well I committed, and now I'm not able to play becasue the guitar is so cheaply made that the fret wires pop out (it's not humidity, the guitar has always been humidified and checked to make sure it's at a good RH...treated it like it was a 1000 dollars or more guitar :P), causing the most hideous fret buzz I have ever heard in my entire life, and in that case it's not even worth to repair it becasue it comes out to the full price of a new Jasmine.

on the upside, the guitar has incredible sound, and sustain. people have been shocked by how good it sounds, not even knowing this guitar is a laminate. but it's not worth it...save the money.
Now I can't play for a few weeks except for some songs, until I have enough money to buy a seagull SWS, Guild or a Yamaha.


I agree, no laminate top. Mine is a spruce top one. I don't have any fret buzz or problem with the guitar. I own a S34C. You should not buy the guitar on the internet, try her in a shop.
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Last edited by bellette at Jan 10, 2010,