#1
I do not wan to go over 1100 dollars, but putting a lower limit seems stupid.

Used or new, I do not care.

I want something playable. Low action, no fret buzz. Easy to play stuff like Tommy Emmanuel. It has to have a cut away though!

Right now I focus a good amount on electric, but It's getting to be too loud for my living quarters because we are day sleepers and night workers here. But, I love the sound on acoustic and it will let me do some new stuff. I have a Ibanez sage series right now, I'm not a fan at all, but it was 75 bucks from a friend and so it's the only acoustic I have. I also have a great classical, but I don't have giant monkey hands, and acoustic is just different. So I'm gonna get an acoustic that I would not be afraid to gig with.

I might prefer an electric, I don't have an amp for it, but sometimes, I get uncomfortable with how some people prefer placement of the mic for guitar sound when the guitar isn't electric.

If it's not electric I don't care either.

I've looked at Maton- even though I can't find any to play here. These endangered australians aren't casual for us people in arizona.

I looked at used taylor 310

looked into guild

looked at Martins


I just can't decide on the best quality or shape. I don't mind dreadnoughts but any shape is good. I do have a decent case for a dreadnought shaped guitar though.


REMEMBER IT HAS TO HAVE A CUTAWAY!

Thanks for your help since I'm not very informed about the acoustic side of things. (I've been playing guitar for 10 years, most of which is electric based, but i have experience playing acoustic but the ones I have aren't all that great as far as quality go)
#2
do you prefer a bright tone, balanced or one with plenty of bass and treble and sort of scooped mids? also do you prefer a narrow neck or one that's a little wider?

btw, ANY guitar can be adjusted to have lower action and no fret buzz, although a shorter scale neck means a little lower string tension, which can feel like lower action as it's a bit finger friendlier.
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#3
Quote by patticake
do you prefer a bright tone, balanced or one with plenty of bass and treble and sort of scooped mids? also do you prefer a narrow neck or one that's a little wider?

btw, ANY guitar can be adjusted to have lower action and no fret buzz, although a shorter scale neck means a little lower string tension, which can feel like lower action as it's a bit finger friendlier.


I tend to like brighter tones. I really love the tone of Taylors. Guilds seem to have a good tone to me as well. Martins sound good too, but I would like my strings to articulate clearly, not be unbalanced by bass or treble.


I know any guitar can be adjusted, not always to both lower action an fret buzz- sometimes you have to make concessions- there's only so much you can do without having to basically rebuild the guitar. And I don't want to spend the money for that anyways. If I'm spending 800 dollars or more, I shouldn't have to pay for it to be further adjusted so I like it right off the bat. I should like it enough to play it where it's at and if, for some reason, it gets worse over time or I realize it could be better, I'll take it in to get fixed.
#4
actory set up guitars aren't set up for their lowest action because some people don't like the action low, and some people - bluegrass players and hard strummers - actually like high action, so many very good guitars will be set up somewhere in the middle. i'd always rather have a personal set up done with my preferred gauge and brand of strings to make a guitar perfect for my exact preferences.

as far as a guitar that has low action out of the box, taylor is the only company in your price range that i know of that often - but not always - delivers that. sometimes takamine, too.
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#5
If you like balance between bass, mids and trebles, you might want to check out a Larrivee LV-03. It has all solid wood, and a really good neck. With your budget, you are probably looking for a 2nd hand one. It is worth checking out the Larrivee forum if you are looking for 2nd hand ones available for sale.

Happy hunting!
#6
Quote by Steve BP
If you like balance between bass, mids and trebles, you might want to check out a Larrivee LV-03. It has all solid wood, and a really good neck. With your budget, you are probably looking for a 2nd hand one. It is worth checking out the Larrivee forum if you are looking for 2nd hand ones available for sale.

Happy hunting!



I've looked into larrivee a little and they seem nice, I'm just having trouble finding some here to test because I know they're made in canada, but I know relatively few people with experience with them, let alone anyone that owns one