#1
Hey folks so i Have this old 100 euro semi accoustic guitar and i want to invest In something better. I like to play folk and alternative rock songs. my favourite bands are mumford and sons, of monsters and men, phillip phillips, passenger and radiohead . I alsO want the guitar to be good to play solo and for songwritting and recording.
Im thinking about buying a semi accoustic epiphone sheraton II. What do u think?
#2
Some additional Info:

I've got a stagg sw206cetu-n

1) Price: maybe until 500 / 600 € (500$/600$)
2)Music Style: Folk; Alternative Rock;
3)Bands with similar music sytles from mine: Passenger; Of Monsters and Men; Kodaline; Mumford and Sons;
4)I've got a 25w amp.
5)My Skill Level: Intermediate;
6)The guitar must be good to play solo ; recording; song writing; fingerstyle; chord progression; improvise;
Last edited by misticone00 at Apr 22, 2015,
#3
Do you want to REPLACE or supplement your guitar? Are you looking for a guitar with a serious acoustic presence, or is its amplified voice more important than its acoustic voice?
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Apr 22, 2015,
#4
I want a guitar that has a good acoustic voice (like a fat and warm sound) when amplified since the guitar will be used for gigs and stuff
#5
What I'm asking is, since you own an acoustic and stated you are looking at an Epiphone Sheraton semihollow, do you care at all how the guitar sounds acoustically? Because a Sheraton- in fact, most semihollows- will not sound like an acoustic when used without an amp. Nor will most hollowbodies, for that matter.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Apr 22, 2015,
#6
Hunm, probably the epiphone isnt the Best choice, Idk. I'm looking for something with a great accoustic sound (when plugged In to the amp). I dont really care about its sound when not plugged in, i only care about its sound when amplified.
#7
If you primarily want something that delivers a good acoustic tone when plugged into an amp, look at a good, modern acoustic with integrated electronics- I prefer Ovations, Seagulls, Breedloves, and Taylors among the mainstream brains in current production- OR look for an electric with piezos of some kind.

Most of the electrics I know like that are pricey- Veillete is fantastic, Parkers are, too- but there are some out there that are more affordable.

Godin has several guitars in their lineup like the Acousticaster, which are designed to deliver a convincing acoustic tone when amplified. See their Multiac and A-Series guitars.

http://godinguitars.com/godinmultseriesp.htm
http://godinguitars.com/godinaseriesp.htm


Fret-King (a UK company) offers a really nifty guitar called the Elise GG. It is a doublecut semihollow with HB in the bridge position, a P90 in the neck position, and a piezo system that can all be blended & mixed together. As I recall, they're @$1300-1500 in the USA.

http://fret-king.com/black-label/elise-gg-gordon-giltrap.html#.VTimNmK9KSM
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#8
Just for a lark, you should try out an Epiphone EJ-200-SC

These have stereo electronics. All the latest runs are solid tops.

They're huge though, don't know if that matters.

One of those and a proper case would come in at the low end of your budget. (Day in, day out, here in the US would be, $400.00 guitar, $90.00 case

Use the rest of the money and spring for a decent chorus.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-ej-200sce-acoustic-electric-guitar

Other choices might include a Seagull S-6, or one of the mini jumbos from their line(s). http://www.godinguitars.com/

Possibly a Yamaha FG-730. They're about a nickel US. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/yamaha-fgx730sc-solid-top-acoustic-electric-guitar

If you're in Europe somewhere you could look up a Crafter SA, or, SAT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbFw6lhBMkI

The SAT model has a P-90 shaped humbucker in the front,instead of the single coil.

Google is claiming Crafter.uk is infected, so don't go there. There should be plenty of dealers, reviews, and whatnot available about these guitars, all over Europe.