#1
So I need some advice and I have a couple of questions. I have an Epi PR150 and I want to upgrade to something better. IMO, most of anything is better than the PR150. Its buzzy as hell and that bothers me. Im looking at a few different ones.

How does the Washburn WD10 compare to the Mitchel MD300S? Which one is better?

How does the Yamaha FG700S compare to the Ibanez V200S?

I want one that has relatively low action, and isnt buzzy at all or is rarely buzzy(I know its asking alot for my price range, which is strictly under $200).

Are there any other acoustics out there that you guys know of that have nice low action and are not buzzy for $200 or under?

I played around on the V200S and liked it, but didnt get to seriously sit down and jam on it.

Any advice is welcome, thanks yall!
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#2
Well, I've got an FG700S, and I love it to death. No buzz, action is low but it isn't stupid low. I'd get the Yammy if I were you, but that's probably because I already have
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#3
Yeah thats the one Im leaning more toward. They sound amazing and look amazing. How is the sound on it? I HAVE to use cleartones to even get a slight bright sound on my pr150.
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#4
It's fairly bright, little bottom heavy but its far from unbalanced. It dirties up pretty good too; once you start strumming heavy it "overdrives" well (if you know what I mean...as much as an acoustic can)
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#5
A guitar that "buzzes" (I'm assuming you're referring to fret buzz) isn't necessarily a bad instrument. Getting a full setup (Restring, intonation, action, truss rod) can eliminate this buzz and make your guitar play like a much more expensive instrument. You can get a full setup at your local music store for $40-$50. Maybe try that before you get a new guitar.
#6
the yamaha fg700s is without a doubt the best of the guitars you listed. it doesn't come with the lowest factory action, but perhaps you can lower it yourself a bit or maybe you'll be fine with it. any guitar with low action will buzz when strummed hard, and if you don't maintain proper humidity, that can also cause buzzing.
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#7
Ahh gotcha. Yeah im going to use my PR150 as a travel guitar, but I want the fg700 for gigs. Anyone know how low the action is from the factory on the fg700S ? I play songs with alot of chords so I guess I would need the action as low as possible, but keep it so It wont buzz as bad.
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#8
The action's pretty decent on most of the ones I've played. I probably sold and demo'ed about 2 dozen of those guitars when I worked at my local music store. Overall great action, intonation was spot-on. I do quite a bit of strumming and fingerstyle, and it played perfectly. The FG700S is the clear winner in this price range.

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