#1
Hi, fellow guitarists.
This is my first post in this section, so please be as harsh as you can.

I am looking forward to buy a new classical guitar, for I still haven't found a single steel strings acoustic which I like the sound of.

I've been playing guitar for almost 7 years and I own a classical one I bought from lidl for €50 (which stillworks : D) and a telecaster.

Lately I've thought about upgrading to a new classical one.

I'd buy something cheap, possibily.
Less than €300.
And I would like it to have a pickup system and a cutway.

I was thinking about the Alvarez RC26HCE, which I can get for €250.

Is that a solid choice, or I can get something better for my needs?
Name's Luca.

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#2
so.....you want an acoustic guitar, not a classical right? preferably an electro-acoustic.
that alvarez is more of a dread style with a slothead neck. i'm not quite sure where the term classical fits in. ( personally, i hate trying to string slotheads)
only slotheads i really care for are the 12 fretters, for a good one of those, i'd put up with my re-stringing issues( i have lots of other issues anyway, whats one more?).
in your range, i'd look for a Yamaha FGX700( see patti, i can be taught! ) if an acoustic/electric is what your really looking for.
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#3
No, I don't want an steel strings acoustic.

As I wrote, I'd like a classical guitar with a cutaway and a pickup system, like the Alvarez RC26HCE.

I'll have a look at the yamaha line anyway, maybe I can find what I'm looking for there, thank you
Name's Luca.

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#4
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#5
at the price you're talking about, it's not an intermediate guitar you'd be looking for but an entry level guitar. i had an ibanez GAGCE, which i believe was replaced by the AEG10NII-NT. as all laminate classicals go, ibanez makes some good ones
http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_aeg10nii_nt.htm

that being said, thomann has some B-stock taks with solid tops at the top of your price range
http://www.thomann.de/gb/takamine_eg128sc_b_stock_2.htm

you can hear it on the non-B-stock page
http://www.thomann.de/gb/takamine_eg128sc.htm
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#6
The Ibanez listed above is a decent choice if you plan on playing plugged in. I know you are looking for an acoustic electric, but do you actually plan on playing it plugged in a lot? If not I would go with something without a cutaway. The cutaway kills the tone of low end classical guitars. Also the Yamaha NXC700 is a good choice. Just outside your budget, but if you can extend it or find a used one I would choose it over any of the other options already mentioned.
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#7
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at the price you're talking about, it's not an intermediate guitar you'd be looking for but an entry level guitar. i had an ibanez GAGCE, which i believe was replaced by the AEG10NII-NT. as all laminate classicals go, ibanez makes some good ones


Well my entry level guitar cost 50 bucks, so that would be a pretty nice step forward anyway XP

I don't really know about Ibanez - I mean I know them mostly for the V70CE, which I deeply dislike.
That, together with the things written in this topic, I'd prefer not to buy an Ibanez guitar.

Is that really my best choice or I could go for something else?
Name's Luca.

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i'm not a fan of ibanez steel string guitars - if you do a search, you'll find i never recommend them. i did like the classical, though.
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