#1
Hey everyone!

I recently started learning guitar ( I LOVE it!) and I started off renting one which was the Yamaha F310 and I found that it was rather uncomfortable to play, my shoulders got tired after practicing for awhile so I think it was too big? I'm 14 but I'm still kind of small haha.

Anyways, I'm looking for a smaller body guitar,or thinner body, it doesn't necessarily have to be 3/4 size , under $250, available in Canada, that has good sound. I don't want to spend too much on it now in case I switch to a full size one in the future.

Any recommendations would be highly appreciated, I'm having lots of trouble finding one right now!

THANK YOU all in advance!
#2
yamaha fg700 should be right in that price range. best all around lower end guitar by popular opinion.
#3
but he's looking for something small, not a dread.

lessee... seagull makes a parlor and it might be available in canada for your price, as godin (makers of seagull and art & lutherie, among others) is canadian. you might also want to check out and art & lutherie folk and also an art & lutherie ami. the ami is the same size as the seagull parlor, although i believe it is also available as a 12 fretter as well as a 14 fretter. pretty sure you can find the ami at your price range. you might also be able to find a used (or on sale) recording king RP-06 in your price range, and it's a good guitar - honestly i prefer it to the ami, but it's usually around $275 to $290 here in the states.
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#4
In that price range i can only think of a yamaha FS720 or a Cort luce. With the Cort i believe they have a parlour style and a folk/concert style. The Cort for sure will be under $250, the yamaha maybe a bit more.
#5
Those Canadian guitars are nice. Maybe an orchestra sized one would fit the bill for you. Smaller than dread, but not too small. I am looking for a parlor these days, so been checking out the Canadians. Even if you get bigger and decide to get a dread, keep the smaller one. More articulate and tons of fun. Don't need a cannon when a shotgun will do at times.
#6
OM/000 guitars have a lower bout that's close to as large as a dread - within 3/4" to an inch. if the op's shoulder is hurting, i'd think a 00, 0 or folk would be better.

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Those Canadian guitars are nice. Maybe an orchestra sized one would fit the bill for you. Smaller than dread, but not too small. I am looking for a parlor these days, so been checking out the Canadians. Even if you get bigger and decide to get a dread, keep the smaller one. More articulate and tons of fun. Don't need a cannon when a shotgun will do at times.
Quote by Skeet UK
I just looked in my Oxford English Dictionary and under "Acoustic Guitar", there was your Avatar and an email address!