#1
right i have £100-£150max to spend on an acoustic guitar. but if possible i would rather spend below £100

curently ive got a les paul copy electric guitar, and a huge vox vt100 amp. not really practical for busking. so i am looking for a cheapish electro-acoustic guitar for busking round town.

must have/be:
a cutaway (to reach the higher frets)
electro acoustc (ie has a jack so i can plug it into an amp)
under £100 idealy

please give me any sugestions.

want half decent quality for a cheap price, im not looking for any kinda super guitar.

cheers
#2
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#5
I don't know of any brands but if your willing to go second hand i'd check ebay, craigslist and your local pawn shops. You never know when you might find an awesome deal.

Your also more likely to get a better quality guitar second hand for the same price than a cheaper new guitar.
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#6
look at a yamaha F310 (pure acoustic, not semi) but look in your local cash converters, play a couple, see what you like, even barter with them! if somethings up for £120 show them £100 cash and say you'll take it for that, i have done that a few times with my local cash converters, they drop 20 quid here and 30 there just to get a sale for something,
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#7
mate a guitar under £100 will be shit; go the extra 50 pounds, and get one that can stay in tune. a good beginner guitar is 150. anything under £100 wont stay in tune for more than 15 minutes.

vintage do some nice acoustics, as do some of the very low end martins.
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#8
http://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Deluxe-Round-Back-Acoustic-Guitar-Blue-Burst/5K2

Brilliant guitar for the money, plays like a dream for the price, its nothing like anything else in its price range, it stays in tune great, you can plug it in as well, (never tried it plugged in) My friend has it, and I even made him some money from buskin the blues

(So it was 20p, its better than nothing!)
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#9
shallow bowl roundbacks are pretty quiet - not at all good for busking. on the other hand, with such a low budget, plus the requirement of a cutaway, he's not going to find anything that sounds too good.

yamaha F310 is a good suggestion if you can live without the cutaway

http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_f310p_na_westerngitarre.htm
or
http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_f310p_tbs.htm

or maybe a cort

http://www.thomann.de/gb/cort_earth_70_ns.htm

otherwise this
http://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_cd60_ce_bk.htm
is probably the best bet, and it's not great but it DOES have a cutaway, and it won't be as quiet as that cheap roundback.

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http://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Deluxe-Round-Back-Acoustic-Guitar-Blue-Burst/5K2

Brilliant guitar for the money, plays like a dream for the price, its nothing like anything else in its price range, it stays in tune great, you can plug it in as well, (never tried it plugged in) My friend has it, and I even made him some money from buskin the blues

(So it was 20p, its better than nothing!)
#10
Why don't you get a cheap Rogue resonator, so you wouldn't even have to plug in, and get plenty of volume?
#11
Seeing as I have one, i can vouch that walden do vey good electro-acoustic guitars. Though I think mine was about £160.
#12
To re-iterate, £100 will buy you nothing of use... consider getting a portable battery powered amp for you electic. That's what I use when I busk.
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#13
I am suprised nobody has mentioned stagg guitars. www.staggmusic.com has some great acoustic/elecs with cutaways. I have one in an amazing blue finish, with great action, a real quality neck/frets/tuners/bridge, a tone that sounds like a high pricetag, and a good pickup system to boot. I have an identical ($400)ibanez acoustic, and it sounds worse, has bad hardware, and amps like a turd compared to my cheap stagg. I believe I paid 165 for mine at a little local shop. First guitar i ever bought, and I am extremely proud of it. This guitar looks and sounds better and plays easier than ANY acoustic I have played that sells for less than $800. wouldn't trade it for syn. gates' personal shecter.
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#15
I'd second Yamaha at that price, though probably leaning towards £150. You probably won't need an amp for busking, unless you enjoy getting on people's nerves, or if your gigging with an electric. I go busking in nearby town centres an awful lot, and theres never been volume issues, when I use just my acoustic, and sing.

If you save money on not getting electrics, you'll get a much better made guitar, unless you want to use it at gigs too.