#1
Hi!
I play acoustic blues (pick, not so much finger) and I'm looking for a new acoustic guitar for under $1000.

I currently own a Seagull Rustic ($300-$400) and I really don't like it.

I don't know if I should buy an acoustic or acoustic-electric?
Which guitars should I avoid?

I would really like an ebony fretboard.

Thanks!
#2
Whether you want an acoustic or electro is down to how you're going to use the guitar. If you gig alot, or want to record without a mic, electro is probably the better option. If it's for home use or recording with a mic, you'll probably get better value with a straight-up acoustic
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#4
Quote by JAMESBLUES

I currently own a Seagull Rustic ($300-$400) and I really don't like it.

What is it about your current guitar you dislike?
#6
another dave's got a good question - what don't you like about your seagull rustic? it'd be easier to recommend a guitar once we know what you don't like. also if there are things you DO like, that would also be useful information.

btw, for what it's worth, i prefer the wider neck of the seagull s6, and also very much prefer the tone.
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#7
Thanks for the replies.

First of all I don't like the neck. I played a Guild and loved the flat neck.
Then I don't like the finish. I'd love a gloss finish.

I also really don't like that I find the sound too dark and not resonant enough.
I'd like a sound with less bass and more treb/mid.

I found that I much more appreciate ebony fingerboards.
#9
Well I ended up going to Quebec City and got a Taylor Ga4 over there, with a K and K preamp.

Thanks for the help!