Know of any acoustic-electrics very similar to the Ovation CV68, Taylor T5, etc.?

Nothing over $600.

I don't care about them being a hybrid.
As in, I only care about it having the acoustic tone capabilities.
I want a very slim acoustic-electric basically.

Thanks as always!
Yup, "Crafter" makes two 6 string and two 12 string T-5 knock offs. They're mostly distributed in Europe, but "Adirondack Guitar" stocks them: http://www.adirondackguitar.com/accoustics/crafter/sa_tmvs.htm

In a bizarre twist of fortune, they stock FOUR left handed models, but it seems only the one righty I linked....

I just bought this left handed 12 string from them: http://www.adirondackguitar.com/lefty/crafter/12_string_hybrid.htm

Good people to deal with. Email them for a good price. My first buying experience was perfect.

These guitars are all over YouTube in demo videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcqEEbPUElQ

Carvin also has a thin body AE (peizo) & a Hybrid F-hole (peizo & humbucker) in their custom shop, but a grand is about the entry price point.

Here's the entry level Carvin: http://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/index.php?model=ac175
Last edited by Captaincranky at Jan 29, 2012,
both guitars listed are great plugged in, but as with most semi-hollows, they sound ugly unplugged. if your looking to keep em plugged in, go for it. adirondack huh cranky? thats where i picked up my taylor. great people.
I think the Taylor C-5 has a sustain block running through it. That would make it more comparable to a Gibson ES-335, (but with a piezo), than the Ovation narrow bowl. Faced with sufficient funding, I'd likely buy the Taylor.

Even the Crafter knock offs have an almost full length block running through them. The body rim on my 12 string is at least a 1/2 inch thick. It rings almost forever.

All of these instruments are at the very edge of the envelope where you can still get away with calling them, "acoustic guitars". You probably need a BA in marketing to say it with a straight face....
Last edited by Captaincranky at Jan 30, 2012,