#2
What is your budget?
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#4
Ibanez acoustic guitars are pretty crap, especially in that price range. So are Dean. Pretty? yes, very much so...but crap.

If you have 400 to spend (US Dollars I assume?), look at Yamaha FG730 etc, or even better, PM Patticake on here and ask her what she thinks is best for that money.
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#5
agree with Skeet UK. ibanez and dean focus on looks. other brands focus on sound. i also don't care for epiphone at this price range, and am not a fan of fender acoustics.

my favorite for up to $400 is the seagull s6 - original if you prefer a wider neck like i do or the s6 slim if you prefer a slender neck. great sound, open and airy with lots of bass response and top end sparkle. solid top, nice build quality and i grew to love the semi gloss finish.

also try the yamaha fg730s (as mentioned above). a different sound than the seagull but nice and silvery, solid top, beautiful gloss finish and nice hardware.

you may or may not be familiar with blueridge guitars. they're not available at gc, however some indie music stores have 'em, so you may be able to try 'em in person. if you prefer a more martin-y sound, with a bit more bass, solid top, and a full sound, i recommend the br-40

http://www.maurysmusic.com/inc/sdetail/35958

btw, sometimes guitar center puts parkwood guitars on super sale for holidays, so you might want to check out the parkwood dread on or about labor day. it's all solid wood, very plain, but with all the extra nuance you can get from solid wood. also if happen to find yourself at a guitar center or at their website around labor day, and if they happen to have the epiphone masterbilt guitars on sale, these are also worth checking out, although they do seem to have issues with quality control.
#6
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agree with Skeet UK. ibanez and dean focus on looks. other brands focus on sound. i also don't care for epiphone at this price range, and am not a fan of fender acoustics.

my favorite for up to $400 is the seagull s6 - original if you prefer a wider neck like i do or the s6 slim if you prefer a slender neck. great sound, open and airy with lots of bass response and top end sparkle. solid top, nice build quality and i grew to love the semi gloss finish.

also try the yamaha fg730s (as mentioned above). a different sound than the seagull but nice and silvery, solid top, beautiful gloss finish and nice hardware.

you may or may not be familiar with blueridge guitars. they're not available at gc, however some indie music stores have 'em, so you may be able to try 'em in person. if you prefer a more martin-y sound, with a bit more bass, solid top, and a full sound, i recommend the br-40

http://www.maurysmusic.com/inc/sdetail/35958

btw, sometimes guitar center puts parkwood guitars on super sale for holidays, so you might want to check out the parkwood dread on or about labor day. it's all solid wood, very plain, but with all the extra nuance you can get from solid wood. also if happen to find yourself at a guitar center or at their website around labor day, and if they happen to have the epiphone masterbilt guitars on sale, these are also worth checking out, although they do seem to have issues with quality control.


I knew you would be along soon enough.

As for the Yamaha FG730...my advice was based entirely on your own recommendations...until the other day.

My main employment is as a telephone engineer (broadband specialist)...so the other week, I was fixing a phone line, in a nice countryside area.
I was waiting for assistance, so popped in for a chat with the guy.
Had to step over an Orange Cab and Head to get in the places, and was greeted by numerous wall hangers, a threeway stand and so on.

Tea was brewed and we sat down to chat. I professed my inexperience...cases were opened...guitars handed out. One was an FG730...which I proceeded to play...then...amazingly...the guy picked up a Takamine and started to jam along (Good Riddance)...my first Jam Session!

Sorry to jack
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#7
I have heard that there Ibanez Acoustic Electrics are somewhat good, but regular acoustics are not. I second checking out the Yahamas.
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#8
I second the Seagull S6. Absolutely love it. I found a brand new in box one at guitar center. It was marked down to $379 and I got 15% off ... Ended up being 334 out the door. Absolute steal.

I also got it professionally setup and I'm extremely happy with it. Plays like a dream.

Also I just sold my old Ibanez acoustic. It's a good beginners guitar, but the s6 is a major upgrade.
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#9
^ What he said.

And Ibanez is a pretty good beginner guitar but that's about it. I finally got enough money for an upgrade on my electric and now it's time to upgrade from my pf5 Ibanez. I'm personally looking into Taylor guitars though.
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