#1
Hey everyone,
My 17 yr old is getting her first guitar. She's been playing the violin for 5 years so she should take to it well. She fell for a Johnson Big Body model JJ06. She loved the full rich sound. Her mother ended up purchasing a Yamaha mod#325. Both are priced the same, we can return the Yamaha for store credit, the store doesn't sell Johnson's.
What do you all think? Should I keep the Yamaha or ditch it for a Johnson? Lastly, who makes the better guitar for the beginner?
Thanks In Advance,
Mikey
#2
I have the same Yamaha and Mine is an excellent sounding guitar for the price.

So my vote is to keep the 325.
Last edited by smuphy72 at Mar 23, 2011,
#3
My first guitar was a Johnson JG-620. I've also owned a Yamaha FG423S. A different class to be sure, my Johnson was an entry-level and the Yamaha a mid-range player with a solid top etc. but I'd say stick with the Yamaha anyday of the week. My Johnson has a lifting bridge and action as high as Charlie Sheen at a reggae festival. Yamaha's are built sssoooo much better.
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Quote by 1500 meanstreak
My first guitar was a Johnson JG-620. I've also owned a Yamaha FG423S. A different class to be sure, my Johnson was an entry-level and the Yamaha a mid-range player with a solid top etc. but I'd say stick with the Yamaha anyday of the week. My Johnson has a lifting bridge and action as high as Charlie Sheen at a reggae festival. Yamaha's are built sssoooo much better.



Hilarious! Thanks for your opinions. I really appreciate it!
#5
Stick with the yamaha IMO. I find that they make quality instruments. I don't know much about the Johnson but I know I regret selling the yamaha acoustic I had
#6
While I like the Yamaha choice, if you can stretch your budget another $50, the Yamaha FG700S is a much better instrument. It adds a solid top which sounds much better and it will likely stick around longer (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome won't kick in quite as soon).

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While I like the Yamaha choice, if you can stretch your budget another $50, the Yamaha FG700S is a much better instrument. It adds a solid top which sounds much better and it will likely stick around longer (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome won't kick in quite as soon).



ya I didn't realize it was only $50 more. DEFINATELY would do that!
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Quote by roamingbard13
While I like the Yamaha choice, if you can stretch your budget another $50, the Yamaha FG700S is a much better instrument. It adds a solid top which sounds much better and it will likely stick around longer (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome won't kick in quite as soon).

I cannot recommend this more highly. The difference in having a solid top is astronomical.
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