#1
So I've been playing guitar for a year now and I feel like my 100dollar beginner nylon guitar doesn't do any good for me anymore, so I've been starting to look around for guitar. However I have no experience with guitar picking so I need YOUR help!

So my budget is around $300 (or 2000 Swedish crones), and I'd like to switch over to steel stringed (electro) acoustic guitars since I'd like to try something new and they sound better imo. What I have in mind is a Yamaha APX-5LA , Yamaha FG series or a Fender Telecoustic. What do you think I should pick? Or are there better chooses for a "semi-beginner"?
#2
Quote by drteletubbie
So I've been playing guitar for a year now and I feel like my 100dollar beginner nylon guitar doesn't do any good for me anymore, so I've been starting to look around for guitar. However I have no experience with guitar picking so I need YOUR help!

So my budget is around $300 (or 2000 Swedish crones), and I'd like to switch over to steel stringed (electro) acoustic guitars since I'd like to try something new and they sound better imo. What I have in mind is a Yamaha APX-5LA , Yamaha FG series or a Fender Telecoustic. What do you think I should pick? Or are there better chooses for a "semi-beginner"?



I've tried the Yamaha FG series I think it was something like a 20 or something. Anyways, it sounded GREAT and it felt great. It's not electroacostic but it was , at my store, $299.
#3
Not the telecoustic. The Fender novelty guitars are basically a money trap for electric players who don't know jack about acoustics. The Yamaha FG series is phenomenal, particularly the 700 series. I personally recommend the FG730. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/yamaha-fg730s-solid-top-acoustic-guitar

Solid-top, which means better sound, and it's got no electronics (a decent way to overcharge). If you really want a pickup, I'd go for the FG700 and install an aftermarket pickup (like the K&K Western, but that's a whole other thread/searchbar).
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/yamaha-fg700s-folk-acoustic-guitar
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try the sexolydian scale.
#4
Quote by jwd724
Not the telecoustic. The Fender novelty guitars are basically a money trap for electric players who don't know jack about acoustics. The Yamaha FG series is phenomenal, particularly the 700 series. I personally recommend the FG730. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/yamaha-fg730s-solid-top-acoustic-guitar

Solid-top, which means better sound, and it's got no electronics (a decent way to overcharge). If you really want a pickup, I'd go for the FG700 and install an aftermarket pickup (like the K&K Western, but that's a whole other thread/searchbar).
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/yamaha-fg700s-folk-acoustic-guitar


ye the FG's are your best bet mate
#6
At the $300 point, you will get a better guitar if you put all the money into the guitar, rather than having an electric-acoustic.

For a $300 electric acoustic, you're getting about a $200 guitar with $100 electronics.

I would take a look at an all-acoustic Yamaha like this:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-FG730S-Solid-Top-Acoustic-Guitar-103366639-i1150361.gc


You can add-in after-market electronics later on if you want.
#7
hmm, I found a new FG700ms for $400 and a FG720 for the same price :O how come they are so expensive here... =(
#8
Quote by drteletubbie
hmm, I found a new FG700ms for $400 and a FG720 for the same price :O how come they are so expensive here... =(


European taxes--particularly sales taxes and the VAT--are a lot higher than in the US. You guys have awesome social safety nets, we have low prices. Pick your poison.
Quote by SonOfPest
Its the Lydian mode; formed in Eastern Arabia when the Persians invaded England.


Quote by Blind In 1 Ear
try the sexolydian scale.
#9
Oh I found a used FG30S for around $200 ! A question before I'm gonna contact the owner, does age have to do with how the guitar sounds, since this guitar was bought 2008?