#1
Hey reader of this post!!

I'm (hopefully) going to get money to buy a new guitar for my upcoming birthday.
I'll probably get to spend 300 - 400 euros on a guitar and I've been looking around a little.

To start with: I have an Ibanez ewc30pde rlg at the moment. I've always loved the guitar, but it's sort of broken and instead of repairing it, I'd rather buy a new guitar.

A few days ago I noticed the Yamaha CPX 500 II in the webshop of Feedback (NL) [forbidden link]
It used to cost 460 euros but it's on sale so now it costs 333 euros. I was wondering whether it's a good guitar compared to the guitar I own at the moment.
If possible, I'd also appreciate some information on the Yamaha CPX 500 II.
If the guitar isn't that good I'd also like to hear some other suggestions for a 300-400 euros guitar.

Thanks for your time!
Last edited by MirjamG at Jun 5, 2013,
#2
it sounds okay plugged in, but not too good unplugged. here's a few solid top models i prefer tonally

this is the one i'd get
http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_dr500mce_vs.htm
it's all solid, which means more resonance and volume. they sound quite good, and here's the non-burst version (but i'd get the burst) http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_dr500mce_na.htm

http://www.thomann.de/gb/blueridge_br_40_ce.htm
i'm a big blueridge fan. this guitar has a solid top, sort of classic martin tone plus cutaway and electronics.

there are a couple solid top yamahas i like and recommend. the 730 has a bit warmer tone, but they both have solid tops, nice finish and good tone.
http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_fgx730sc_bsb_b_stock.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_fsx720sc_nt.htm


http://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_cd140sce_na.htm
not everyone here is a huge fender fan, but i find this guitar isn't bad at all, and the price is nice. or if you want the all solid version, which i haven't tried in person, could be worth trying
http://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_cd320asce_natural.htm
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#3
good list patticake. i've tried the cd140. it isn't bad for a fender( they make excellent electrics but, mostly horrible acoustics). it's much better than the CPX( i personally think that given the choice on a cold winter night...if i had to choose between throwing a CPX into the fire or a used pizzabox, the CPX would burn... there might be some leftover cheese or pepperoni stuck to the box making it more valuable than the CPX). Yamaha make fantastic acoustics. i dont know what they were thinking with the CPX series.
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#4
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...[ ]..... Yamaha make fantastic acoustics. i dont know what they were thinking with the CPX series.
We can get many, many, guitars out of one log, if we chuck in in one of these......



Last edited by Captaincranky at Jun 5, 2013,
#5
Quote by patticake
it sounds okay plugged in, but not too good unplugged. here's a few solid top models i prefer tonally

this is the one i'd get
http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_dr500mce_vs.htm
it's all solid, which means more resonance and volume. they sound quite good, and here's the non-burst version (but i'd get the burst) http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_dr500mce_na.htm

http://www.thomann.de/gb/blueridge_br_40_ce.htm
i'm a big blueridge fan. this guitar has a solid top, sort of classic martin tone plus cutaway and electronics.

there are a couple solid top yamahas i like and recommend. the 730 has a bit warmer tone, but they both have solid tops, nice finish and good tone.
http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_fgx730sc_bsb_b_stock.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_fsx720sc_nt.htm


http://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_cd140sce_na.htm
not everyone here is a huge fender fan, but i find this guitar isn't bad at all, and the price is nice. or if you want the all solid version, which i haven't tried in person, could be worth trying
http://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_cd320asce_natural.htm


Hi, patticake!

I will use the guitar for a band, so it's pretty important to me that its sound is good when plugged in. The Epiphone DR-500MCE VS looks pretty nice, but it's unfortunately not available in my local guitar store and I'm not going to buy a guitar without playing on it first.

The yamahas are available so I'll try them I'm not a fender fan also, except for their electric guitars, but I guess I'll give the guitar you mentioned a try!

Thanks for your help!
#6
Hello!

I had a cpx 500, its a pretty good guitar, unplugged and plugged, what kind of music you plan on playing?
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#7
Hi, i just bought yamaha cpx 500 ii acoustic guitar, it sounds good for fingerstyle and rhytm for this scale price ๐Ÿ˜Š