#2
I would vote them this way:

1. cort
2. kona
3. hohner
4. silver creek

just my opinion. i like mahogany alot, but the kona looks nice also.
#3
I'm surprised at how little attention they get here but I think Cort guitars are some of the best value acoustic guitars. Obviously alot of it is personal preference in how they feel and sound but coming from Australia, where everything is WAY more expensive than the US, I have found that Cort guitars sound and play only marginally worse than expensive Maton/Cole Clark/Taylor etc guitars.
#4
if i had to vote on 'em, it would be silver creek, cort, hohner kona. if i had to buy one of those four for me, it would be the silver creek. sure, it's a budget all solid guitar, but on the other hand it's a budget all solid guitar. lots of people i know do like them, and while quality control for them may not always be perfect, musicians friend has always taken good care of us.
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#5
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if i had to vote on 'em, it would be silver creek, cort, hohner kona. if i had to buy one of those four for me, it would be the silver creek. sure, it's a budget all solid guitar, but on the other hand it's a budget all solid guitar. lots of people i know do like them, and while quality control for them may not always be perfect, musicians friend has always taken good care of us.

the hohner is also an all solid guitar(solid cedar and solid rosewood b/s)
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the hohner is also an all solid guitar(solid cedar and solid rosewood b/s)


Rosewood is generally a laminate wood (occasionally you can find some authentic stuff, but not in guitars and not cheaply).
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#7
um, no. you're completely wrong. all solid guitars with rosewood back and sides are not scarce or even slightly hard to find. not sure where you got this idea, but rosewood is one of the two most common solid guitar woods used.

guitars that are low priced with solid rosewood b&s include:
http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Creek-Acoustic-Guitar-Natural/dp/B001G7BSY8
http://www.maurysmusic.com/inc/sdetail/blueridge_br_160/52957/35941
http://elderly.com/new_instruments/names/recording-king-rd-227-dreadnought--RD227.htm
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-masterbilt-ef-500r-fingerstyle-acoustic-guitar

btw, SeniorPancho was correct that the hohner was all solid,but i haven't tied it. their lam b&s guitars haven't grabbed me. not bad but not great.

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#8
I've never played a silvercreek so I hate to say that it's the best one, but looking at the specs, it has the most potential, IF, it's well made and sounds good.

The cort would be my number 2 choice if the silvercreek's tone didn't grab me or I noticed soomething wrong with the cunstruction

The Hohner is also a very good choice if you go with the Deluxe and NOT the cutaway. The cutaway doesn't have solid back and sides and the pickup they put in the cutaway version isn't great. The deluxe doesn't have the pickup or cutaway but it's a better built guitar with better tone and better materials. The reason I'd take the cort over the hohner, in this case, is that I'm not a fan of rosewood dreads. If I'm playing a dread I like the mahogany tone better but that's all about personal taste.

The Kona isn't great and I wouldn't bother with it.
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