#1
hey guys...
thanks for checking out the thread and hope you can help....

heres the dealio...

new acoustic guitar - i need one.

at the moment i am using a fender cd60 which is great, a vintage synergy bowl back guitar an ibanez talman.

i think its time i advanced and stopped spending all of my money on my electric guitars

i play ANYTHING from finger picking to jazz to acousta-metal... you get the idea
£400 to £750 is the budget
thanks again
david
#2
i've heard very good things about faith guitars including the venus and the saturn. if you don't need cutaway, look into guild - the guild GAD series are some excellent all solid guitars. i find the guild GAD-30 to be a very versatile guitar - and there's both a mahogany version, which is probably more versatile and a rosewood version that is darker with more overtones. and it appears they have a cutaway version
http://www.thomann.de/gb/guild_gad30_pce.htm

if you're thinking of a dread, http://www.thomann.de/gb/guild_gad40ce.htm this one is very nice, and if you play anything, you might like the cutaway and electronics. i also like the guild GAD-25.

and last, i also recommend any all solid blueridge or eastman. i see they have some of each on thomann http://www.thomann.de/, and you can't go wrong with them - two great brands!
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#3
hey thanks man,

i heard of guild before, never played one but have only ever heard positive comments on them.

i'll definately check them out and once again thanks
#4
Take a look at Takamine acoustic/electrics with a cutaway. Since it sounds like you play lead lines and stuff, you will appreciate having access to the higher frets that the cutaway provides.

Takamines seem to fit metal/shredders well when they are looking for an acoustic to chill with. Plus you can plug it in, and Takamines are known for having good electronics in their acoustic/electrics.
#5
I would go takamine if I were you I think. But damn that guild looks so nice! with solid back and sides and solid top ofc Try to go to a store and try different styles even though they dont have guilds or takamines, just so u get an idea.
And then buy on thomann for example

But I would go for spending the whole budget 700 pounds .... cause you know..

You get what ya pay for :P
#6
at this price range i wouldn't go with a takamine over an all solid guitar. their laminate back and sides models aren't exceptional tonally, and their sound lags behind the guilds, eastmans, blueridges and epi masterbilts.
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#7
lol I'm beginning to say the same stuff to people, but check out the the Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE. My brother has one and strums and plays leads and loves it. I also have two Masterbilts. You could save some money as they are around £400.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_dr_500mce_na.htm
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