#1
hi there
can you guys suggest me a acoustic guitar within 200$ but i can strech it to 300$
i am looking for something with a thin neck and easy fret accessibility
for recording purposes mainly nothing professional
Gear:
Peavey 6505 120W Head
Ibanez Rga32 (FOR SALE)
Laney Lv412a Cab(FOR SALE)
Soon To Get::
Boss DD20
Morley Bad Horsie II
Last edited by deepsal at Oct 9, 2011,
#2
Fender T-bucket
Gear

Schecter C-1 Hellraiser Fr
Fender Stratocaster HW1
Squier Vint mod P-bass
Boss DS-2 distortion
electro-harmonics "Small Clone"
Roland GA-60 combo amplifier (nickname "Nap attack")
#3
The T-Bucket has a laminated top. So take that inconsideration. I would just recommend you go to a store in your area, look at some guitars there and see which one you feel is more comfortable and playable for you. Some people have different preferences with necks and such.
#5
you didnt mention acoustic or elec/acoustic. t-bucket is a good choice, had one of those. myself i prefer ovations for elec/acoustic, the electronics are great( and upgradeable), built in tuner... you can get a cheaper celebrity on evil-bay for around 150. theres a 1771ax balladeer going in the morning with a blem for less than 100 probably. most have actions that can be raised or lowered. they have elec guitar style necks. very playable. i have 6 ovations which i play 4 of regularly(2 are very collectible). i have a taylor k10 which i almost never bother to play becasue the ovations are easier to play and require much less maintenance. also have a samick thats very playable but cant be plugged in. you mention recording so an elec/acoustic would be much easier for you.
#6
the t-bucket is pretty unimpressive to my ear.

you don't mention guitar size. i'd suggest a yamaha fg700s - it's got a solid top, and while i feel the fg730s has a somewhat better tone, the 700 sounds pretty good. the 700 has a modern voice, with a bright tone but some bass due to the dread size. if you want an acoustic electric, at the top of your price range is the fender tim armstrong hellcat, which has a bright but clean tone, comfortable body and solid mahogany top.

you might also consider one of these solid top recording kings, that have a more traditional, less bright voice. i was pretty impressed with the ones i tried. i've heard of some qc issues, but if you either try in person or buy from a store like elderly that checks each guitar before they ship them, you're covered.
http://elderly.com/new_instruments/names/recording-king-rd-06-dreadnought--RD06.htm
or
http://elderly.com/new_instruments/names/recording-king-ro-06m-%22ooo%22--RO06M.htm
or
http://elderly.com/new_instruments/names/recording-king-ros-06-12-fret-000--ROS06.htm
Quote by Skeet UK
I just looked in my Oxford English Dictionary and under "Acoustic Guitar", there was your Avatar and an email address!
#7
nah i dont need need an acoustic-electric i will be micing up the guitar for recording purposes
i want a thick fat tone something like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlUob4AOguA

and i have another question,both electric and acoustic guitars come with things like quilted maple top,flamed maple top etc
whats their use basically???? i saw a post on some forum where a guy said that quilted maple top on a mohagony body can make mohagony sound like basswood is that true?
i prefer mohagony over basswood when it comes to electric guitars if it makes any sense
Gear:
Peavey 6505 120W Head
Ibanez Rga32 (FOR SALE)
Laney Lv412a Cab(FOR SALE)
Soon To Get::
Boss DD20
Morley Bad Horsie II
#8
Quote by patticake
the t-bucket is pretty unimpressive to my ear.

you don't mention guitar size. i'd suggest a yamaha fg700s - it's got a solid top, and while i feel the fg730s has a somewhat better tone, the 700 sounds pretty good. the 700 has a modern voice, with a bright tone but some bass due to the dread size. if you want an acoustic electric, at the top of your price range is the fender tim armstrong hellcat, which has a bright but clean tone, comfortable body and solid mahogany top.

you might also consider one of these solid top recording kings, that have a more traditional, less bright voice. i was pretty impressed with the ones i tried. i've heard of some qc issues, but if you either try in person or buy from a store like elderly that checks each guitar before they ship them, you're covered.
http://elderly.com/new_instruments/names/recording-king-rd-06-dreadnought--RD06.htm
or
http://elderly.com/new_instruments/names/recording-king-ro-06m-%22ooo%22--RO06M.htm
or
http://elderly.com/new_instruments/names/recording-king-ros-06-12-fret-000--ROS06.htm

???
Gear:
Peavey 6505 120W Head
Ibanez Rga32 (FOR SALE)
Laney Lv412a Cab(FOR SALE)
Soon To Get::
Boss DD20
Morley Bad Horsie II
#9
guitar size as in dread or smaller. a lot of people like playing dreads, while others find them too large for comfort.
Quote by Skeet UK
I just looked in my Oxford English Dictionary and under "Acoustic Guitar", there was your Avatar and an email address!
#10
Those terms like "flamed" or whatever basically are referring to the appearance of the wood.
Certain types of wood have different "figures" beside the usual straight-grained spruce.

These don't affect tone very much if at all, it's just a matter of whether you like the way it looks.
200 bucks is about "as low as you can go" for a playable instrument; upping your budget to 300 will put you at the next "price point" and usually will mean a solid top and better construction overall.
Hard to go wrong with the Yamaha models Patti mentions.
#11
Yamahas are probably the best bet for the price. I've had one for years and it is still an excellent sound and its fairly deep. I have an Art & Lutherie Spruce model which excellent as well, they are relatively cheap (used $200-300, new ~$350) and they are made by Godin and are well put together. (also has a thin neck )
#12
thanks to patti i will be buying a fg730s
Gear:
Peavey 6505 120W Head
Ibanez Rga32 (FOR SALE)
Laney Lv412a Cab(FOR SALE)
Soon To Get::
Boss DD20
Morley Bad Horsie II
#14
Watch Craigslist for used Yamahas. People buy these to play, use them once, and then sell them for $50 or $100 less than retail. Also keep an eye out for vintage Japanese and European folk guitars. You can score excellent 1960s and 70s folk and steel-string guitars made from old-growth mahogany and brazilian rosewood for peanuts if you are patient.