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?
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,
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.