#1
Hey, Im buying my first acoustic guitar of my own, and would really like something that has a nice bright tone.

I was looking at an Ibanez AEG20E-W, and the only thing I didn't like about it was the top. IT wasnt solid, but it sounded great actually. It had eveything else I had wanted, the cutaway was great, and it looked like it had nice electronics. Plus it looked beautiful... and it had a slim body (which gave me the tone/feel I wanted)

Any other advice? Really don't want a full sized body, because i like the semi boxyish tones from a smaller bodied one.

EDIT: Price = $200 used at max for now
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Last edited by Diesel Weasel at Jul 18, 2011,
#3
Taylors are bright guitars.
2010 Epiphone Dot
2010 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe
2009 Taylor 110 acoustic
#4
Some how i dont think $200 is going to buy a Taylor.

Go try out some Yamaha's in my humble opinion there the best bang for buck in your price range.

Cheers
#5
Oops didn't see his edit
2010 Epiphone Dot
2010 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe
2009 Taylor 110 acoustic
#6
yeah i was basically wanting to make sure that the ibanez was not a bad buy. as in i could get something better for the same price, because ive heard ibanez's are a hit or miss, and some people just dont like them at all

EDIT: Yamaha APX500FM. Just noticed this guitar, does it have a solid top? It has the slim body i was looking for and everything.
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Last edited by Diesel Weasel at Jul 19, 2011,
#7
Nope, but the APX700 does. That one is a lovely instrument
#8
APX700 is too expensive for me. And if the Ibanez and the APX500 both lack solid tops, I think I'll go for the Ibanez... I need to go play it again.
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#9
Hit up Taylor and see if they'll send you a guitar for free.. Just kidding. Try a fender. I have an electric acoustic and the brightness always amazes me. When I play my other guitars then play the fender it's like a world of difference.
#10
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I need to go play it again.


This. Also, get a friend to come with you and give you their opinion of the sound.
#11
If you played it,liked, tested it then go for!
seriously as long as you like the guitar there shouldn't be a problem.
#12
Just play a bunch of guitars, and buy what sounds best to you. $200 used isn't going to get you an amazing sound 99% of the time.
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#13
Don't limit yourself to a few brands as well. I'd say you should go to your local music store and play a few guitars. See which guitar suits you (and your price range) the best.

Also try Takamine. Cort also makes some nice acoustics.
#15
I agree, but I'd only buy one if I was going to play with an amp most of the time. The guitar tends to slip (shallow-depth bowl) whilst sitting down, this kinda forces you to use a strap. I also found the bass sound to be a bit thin on ovation guitars.

But thats just my opinion, great guitars though. (especially the 12 string models)
#16
Can anyone tell me what is the purpose of semi electric guitars ??
I mean Why should i buy it? what would be its output ??
You know the basic pros and cons.
I have an electric. i was thinking about buying a semi , but im not sure yet.
so please guide me.
and please tell me what major bands use semi electric more frequently .
ThanQ