#1
Need a guitar for banging around camping etc..under 500$
Debating between the Washburn d10s(Read alot of good things) and the Takamine GS330s(which i am leaning towards). I already have a takamine gb7 wonderful. What would you recommend? I like a nice full sound with easy playablity, do not like shallow cheap guitar sound. Any other model suggestions?? thanks
#2
seagull s6 - i prefer the sound to both those guitars. also if you like yamahas - the quality is good, but whether you like the sound is about you - the fg730s is among my favorites, although i hear the yamaha LL6 sounds better, but i haven't seen one in person. and if you want a more martin sound with more bass, the blueridge br-40 is probably the way to go, or the br-43 if you're looking a bit smaller. they both sound very good for laminate - i've been quite impressed with them, and you can check them out at musiciansfriend or maury's.

btw, i read a lot of good things about the d10s, but when i played it in person, i was pretty disappointed. you may feel differently, but to me it sounded a bit muffled and just didn't deliver.
#3
if you dont want to look at any other options then go for the washburn. they have a great sound although im not sure if you should get one for just "banging around". you could get a cheap japanese or chinese one as another option. they dont sound as good (some come close) but theyd be a better option for a cheap budget
#4
Quote by d-2700
Need a guitar for banging around camping etc..under 500$
Debating between the Washburn d10s(Read alot of good things) and the Takamine GS330s(which i am leaning towards). I already have a takamine gb7 wonderful. What would you recommend? I like a nice full sound with easy playablity, do not like shallow cheap guitar sound. Any other model suggestions?? thanks


A Washburn D-10 is a good choice for a camping guitar. Good build quality and decent sound. If it's damaged, you won't be out much money or experience the anguish of the first good ding. A D-10 can be picked up fairly cheaply. Check out the bay or craigslist in your area. You'll probably find some under $300. The Takamine GS300 plays and sounds better IMO. But it has cedar tops which are softer than spruce and ding very easily. As a camping guitar, a GS330 will get beat up pretty fast unless you're careful with it.
#6
Yamahas in my experience are good solid brands. They have good sound good innotation and such. The FG series is my favorite.

Like Gibson, they have a branch they call ETERNA. Don't buy them. These aren't very good guitars. They have a good sound but sometimes (like my ETERNA) get a terrible buzz from the truss rod don't know why but it does.

I don't know what the guitars of the fg series cost, because my dad's isn't made any more and you find one used it is very expensive. Incidently, it's my profile name I love it so much.
#7
Personally, I love the Takamines... I have an s33vs in sunburst and (especially considering I got it for about $100) I think it has a great sound.
I also love the Epiphone ej200ce and am trying to get one. It's simalar to the Gibson J200 but much cheaper (around $400). Although, it's an acoustic / electric so it might not be what you're looking for.
Hope that helps
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