#1
I had a look at some acoustic guitars the other day and these two caught my taste. I'm just past beginner but my previous guitar is very basic, so I need some help. Both are around £210 (within my budget) and steel-string. When playing, the difference is not huge although the Fender "feels" a tad better, "feels" more quality. The Tanglewood is however solid top Mahogany, Fender is not...

The sales guy was pushing the Tanglewood but I'm worried he's just got a bigger margin on that one. I'm not sure, what should I do? Fender feels little bit better but I might be just imagining it because of the brand.
#2
If you'll forgive me for asking, but which two?

I don't see any links , model numbers or anything.
#3
Yeah sorry, I didn't take them so it'd be cool if you could give some general guidance based on above.
#4
I'd go for a Tanglewood. I really think they are class guitars!
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#5
Tanglewood has, in general, a better reputation for acoustic guitars than Fender. In any case I don't think I'd take a laminated Fender over a solid Tanglewood. However, a mahogany top tends to be bright. If that's what you like..

Some Fender acoustics have a "soft "C" shaped neck. It's an homage to their legendary, "Stratocaster". These necks play fairly quickly, and aren't as chunky as many acoustic necks. They're also set up well out of the box. Some other brands are shipped with the action high. So, sometimes a "better feel", is a better setup, nothing more.

Take a while to familiarize yourself with both product lines, before you spend all your money at the first music store you come to.

http://tanglewoodguitars.com/

http://www.fender.com/en-GB/

"Crafter", is another company that hasn't made much in the way of inroads to the USA, but is popular in Europe.

So, look at Crafter, and also Yamaha, while you're, "just looking"...
#6
don't really matter which models you tried.... if the fender "called" to you, that's the one for you. seems as though you've already made your choice. go back, get it, love it and post a NGD for us to enjoy also( i can never get enough guitar porn... curse you mikeox for being content with your blueridge!)
#7
not all fenders or tanglewoods are alike, and a comfortable guitar means one you will be able to play for longer. i'd suggest spending more time with those two guitars, or else perhaps you can try guitars at another store.

btw, did you ask the salesman WHY he was pushing the tanglewood? there could be an actual reason.
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#8
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don't really matter which models you tried.... if the fender "called" to you, that's the one for you. seems as though you've already made your choice. go back, get it, love it and post a NGD for us to enjoy also( i can never get enough guitar porn... curse you mikeox for being content with your blueridge!)

^This
#9
Some other brands are shipped with the action high. So, sometimes a "better feel", is a better setup, nothing more.
#10
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Some other brands are shipped with the action high. So, sometimes a "better feel", is a better setup, nothing more.
Ooo, lookee thar, another "Cranky-Bot"...
#11
we're gonna hafta shut this forum down if we get any more cranky-bots! i've seen that episode of sponge-bob already !
#12
Thanks for the replies, seems like both guitars are quality in their own ways and that I just need some more time to feel which one is right.

btw what's a cranky-bot?
#13
I don't know about fenders but I have a Tanglewood TW1000SR which I got for about AUD$1000. I hadn't played it much and after roughly a year the tones at the 12th and 13th fret were the same and the tone is shit. A friend of mine has the same guitar and the same thing happened to his.
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btw what's a cranky-bot?
This is "Cranky"....
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Some other brands are shipped with the action high. So, sometimes a "better feel", is a better setup, nothing more.
This is a "Cranky-bot"....
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Some other brands are shipped with the action high. So, sometimes a "better feel", is a better setup, nothing more.

Remember to only enjoy the full flavored, properly aged, foul disposition of an original "Captaincranky", and not some generic crappy knock off.......
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after roughly a year the tones at the 12th and 13th fret were the same and the tone is shit. A friend of mine has the same guitar and the same thing happened to his.

Do you humidify your guitar? Drying out can cause intonation problems.

http://www.collingsguitars.com/care.html
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stepchildusmc😂😂😂😂😂😂 guitar porn, I like that. I vote for tanglewood though
Good old Stepchild would have most likely enjoyed hearing you sing his praise................Er, five years ago when the thread was new!