#1
Hi
My birthday is coming and I was looking today for a new acoustic guitar
The ones that i played were this:

Squier Acoustic Dreadnought: This one didn't feel bad but not great too.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Squier-SA100-Upgrade-Acoustic-Guitar-Pack?sku=485355

Epiphone EJ-200CE: This one felt good but is the most expensive and i think that it's overpriced because of the look and brand.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-EJ200CE-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=518652

Ibanez V72ECE: This one felt normal, better than the Squier but not than the Epiphone.
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/ag_page10.php?area_id=6&data_id=52&color=CL03&year=2010&cat_id=3&series_id=295

Ibanez V72E: I didn't try it but it was almost the same as the another Ibanez. This one isn't acoustic/electric.
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/ag_page10.php?area_id=6&data_id=51&color=CL01&year=2010&cat_id=3&series_id=295

Washburn EA17: This one was the nicest. It sounded, felt great and is half the price of the Epiphone. It looks good but a little extravagant.
http://www.washburn.com/acoustics/festival-series/#ea17

And another Washburn (Dreadnought, i don't remember the model) cheaper than the EA17. The action was pretty unconfortable and it is just acoustic.

Those were the best Steel String Acoustic Guitars that I found today, I have to visit another store yet but I'm almost sure that I will find the same guitars. Here in Chile most guitar are nylon stringed and now I want a steel stringed since I sold my old nylon acoustic guitar.

What are your thoughts about these guitars? I played them all and they sounded pretty similar to my ears but they felt different.

THANKS!

PD: I read the suggestions on the sticky but none of those guitars are available here.
Hola.
Last edited by luyano at Aug 14, 2010,
#3
Yea, I'd say go for the Washburn, I have one that is about 17 years old, still plays great! I wouldn't worry if it looks flashy man, if it feels good and plays good to you, who cares what it looks like, that's just my humble opinion.
Last edited by TheMarrtyr13 at Aug 14, 2010,
#4
I'm a huge Washburn fan. Mine sounds crystal clear and has a great tone. As far as I know, any of their non-beginner ones are excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to get one.
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#5
keep away from ibanez and fender brand acoustic guitars, what's your price range? (i skimmed, but i didn't see a range so correct/point it out for me if i'm wrong)
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#6
they're all laminate top guitars, which i guess is what you'd expect for an acoustic electric in that price range. i'd avoid all of those and try to find a yamaha fgx720sca, which has a solid top, electronics, good build quality, finish, a pretty nice sound and good hardware. i have not found ibanez, epiphone, dean or fender squier to compare in sound or quality.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-FG-Series-FGX720SCA-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=513387

also yamaha guitars seem to be available in a lot more countries than many brands, so hopefully you can find some there.
#7
Quote by patticake
they're all laminate top guitars, which i guess is what you'd expect for an acoustic electric in that price range. i'd avoid all of those and try to find a yamaha fgx720sca, which has a solid top, electronics, good build quality, finish, a pretty nice sound and good hardware. i have not found ibanez, epiphone, dean or fender squier to compare in sound or quality.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-FG-Series-FGX720SCA-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=513387

also yamaha guitars seem to be available in a lot more countries than many brands, so hopefully you can find some there.


This, pretty much.

If you want an upgrade from your current beginner level guitar, you will want a solid top, which none of these have. Yamaha would be a great choice.
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#8
Quote by patticake
they're all laminate top guitars, which i guess is what you'd expect for an acoustic electric in that price range. i'd avoid all of those and try to find a yamaha fgx720sca, which has a solid top, electronics, good build quality, finish, a pretty nice sound and good hardware. i have not found ibanez, epiphone, dean or fender squier to compare in sound or quality.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-FG-Series-FGX720SCA-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=513387

also yamaha guitars seem to be available in a lot more countries than many brands, so hopefully you can find some there.


Damn, that looks like a great deal. I'll try to find one but if not, I think that the Washburn Festival will be the best option.
Hola.
#9
why not go out and try more guitars? the ones you've compared this to were entry level.

Quote by luyano
Damn, that looks like a great deal. I'll try to find one but if not, I think that the Washburn Festival will be the best option.
#10
Quote by patticake
why not go out and try more guitars? the ones you've compared this to were entry level.


Because those were the best Steel String guitars that i found. There are* 5 stores around my city that have pretty much the same stuff. Most acoustic guitars in my country are nylon string guitars and i liked the Steel String sound more. I still have one store to visit and I hope to find something new (like that yamaha). The Washburn is my best option for now.
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Last edited by luyano at Aug 14, 2010,