#1
My birthday is coming up and I am going to get a new acoustic guitar. I would like to spend around $400. I usually play metal-core and hard-core but some acoustic music will be nice. I have never had an acoustic guitar. What is the best guitar for me to get?
#4
Epiphone Masterbilt on Ebay. Get a USED stamp one. It's new but with some factory defect, usually in the finish, and they get repaired before selling usually. I got mine for $200 american...and then I bought another. Check out the DR-500M.
#5
You can get a fender as good as any other acoustic brand new for like $100-$200 rather than spending your whole $400 on a guitar that wont last you any longer.
#6
are you interested in quality build and sound or in looks? if you're interested in quality sound, i'd recommend passing on the ibanez and the backpacker. i'm not a big fan of masterbilts myself, and the ones stamped used that i've seen have belly bulges and lifting bridges.

here are some of the best guitars in your price range - all of which are solid top, btw:

seagull s6 (if you like a wider neck, the original s6, if you're used to a slimmer neck, the s6 slim) - full balanced great sound, good quality, nice semi gloss finish.

blueridge br-40 - very martin-y sound, but unlike the martin x series, not bass heavy. sounds very good, gloss finish, slender neck.

yamaha fg730s - clean silvery sound, gloss finish, nice appointments, quality build, slender neck.

here's one i haven't tried personally, but i've heard only good things about it, and a bunch of guys on agf have one. it's an ALL SOLID guitar for just over $400 with a hardcase or you can subtract $35 and get it for under $400, but i'd go for a hardcase myself.

http://www.instrumentalley.com/Recording-King-RD-26-Classic-Series-II-Guitar-p/rd-26.htm
Last edited by patticake at May 27, 2010,