#1
Hi, Right now I have a Crafter electro acoustic which was about £150 it plays great and it's even had its neck snapped clean off but it still plays fine after glueing it back on. I play with extremely light strings so the G string is unwound, since I'm using to playing lead guitar on Les Paul. The thing is, this guitar isn't exactly that well made and you can tell when I try to play the higher frets and it barely makes a sound. I also need a cutaway to access the higher frets (Which my crafter has)

I'm looking at this guitar after I played it, it felt and sounded good http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk/guitar/acoustic/yamaha-apx500-mkii-electro-acoustic-guitar---black


Are there any alternatives which would be worth looking at or is this good?
Last edited by Ubadood at Feb 15, 2013,
#2
Since there's been no replies I did a bit more research and because the APX500ii is laminate and electro acoustic as well as a cutaway it sounds pretty thin and quiet. I'm thinking of this one instead, it's solid body and has a cutaway. What do you think?

http://www.andertons.co.uk/electro-acoustic-guitars/pid27541/cid679/faith-naked-series-venus-electro-acoustic-guitar.asp?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=pricecomp&utm_campaign=GoogleShopping
#3
while Yammies carry a great reputaion in this forum, the APX series seems to be their only real lemon. for the money, you can get a fg720 or 730. much better guitar but, more traditional looking. i can't offer an opinion on the 2nd choice as i've never heard of it. not sure if they are available here in the colonies.
#4
I've ruled out the Yamaha now, has anyone got any experiences with Faith guitars or have any more recommendations for Acoustic guitars with a cutaway and solid top or back/side for ~£400?
#5
Wow this forum is dead XD Please I need to buy my guitar by tomorrow does anyone have experience with Faith guitars?

If not they could anyone recommend a solid body acoustic with a cutaway, right handed, 6 six string for ~£400?
#6
pretty sure none of us here will be able to tell you whats going to sound good and feel comfortable TO YOU. if you like the Faith, get it. its not a brand that's common here in the US. sorry i can't help you more.
#7
I've never heard of Faith myself.

I've found several cheap Ibanez guitars that played and sounded well enough, with a single cutaway, but I don't know offhand if they have laminate tops or solid. I'd expect most in that price range are laminate though. I also don't know if they're available in the UK.

Your best bet is to go to your local shops and play everything within your price range and specifications, and see if anything matches what you want. Otherwise, you may have to compromise on something.
#8
Quote by Ubadood
I play with extremely light strings so the G string is unwound, since I'm using to playing lead guitar on Les Paul. The thing is, this guitar isn't exactly that well made and you can tell when I try to play the higher frets and it barely makes a sound. I also need a cutaway to access the higher frets (Which my crafter has)


I don't know as this is an issue you're going to solve altogether with another guitar.

Peizo pickups have a mostly linear response, and the high frets, on the high strings, are going to fall off in volume. Though I don't know exactly how severe the issue you have is.

Lots of times people solve this by using a compressor, which will even the string output. You need to take care with the volume, or feedback becomes likely.

(You can also kick in a low cut with an EQ at the same time as the compressor, and/or find a guitar with a low cut feedback suppressor in the preamp).
Last edited by Captaincranky at Feb 21, 2013,
#9
Thanks guys but I went ahead and bought the Faith, it's a great guitar and I love it so far.
#10
sweet ! now post a HNGD with lots of pics so we can have our guitar porn for the week too !