#1
I want to buy an electric acoustic classical cutaway guitar and was told that I can order any model from Takamine or Yamaha at a local shop. I don't have a very large budget so I'm thinking of going with the takamine http://www.amazon.com/Takamine-GC1CE-NAT-Acoustic-Electric-Classical-Cutaway/dp/B00EOADUM2 /http://www.amazon.com/Takamine-GC3CE-NAT-Acoustic-Electric-Classical-Cutaway/dp/B00EOADVLC but was wondering if I should spend more and go for a Yamaha http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-NCX700C-Natural/dp/B00IX1AULC/ref=sr_1_2?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1405085475&sr=1-2&keywords=yamaha+ncx700c /http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-NCX700-Acoustic-Electric-Classical/dp/B004MDKTJ8 .

Someone who knows about the mentioned guitars, or even one of them, can you please help me out to choose one?
#2
I paid $149 for my classical acoustic-electric at Amazon, a Washburn C5CE, and it kicks ass. Between the Takamine and Yamaha, I'd go with the Yamaha CGX102 at $299. Solid sitka top. 5 star rating. The Takamine top is just plain spruce and costs the same as the CGX102 though it has a two star rating. I like my Takamine EG-240, but it doesn't sound quite as good as my Yamaha 800. At the same price point, Yamaha usually wins.
Last edited by relayer1 at Sep 15, 2016,
#4
Yeah, sorry. Was looking for info on the Takamine G series and this link popped up. Didn't notice the date until I'd already threw in my 2 cents worth. You don't happen to know how to tell the date of manufacture from the serial number, do you? It isn't like their other guitars.