#1
Looking for my first guitar kinda want acoustic-electric what do you guys think of what I picked out.

Yamaha FSX800C
Alvarez AF30CE
Ibanez PC15ECE

Which one of these is best? Or if these are bad choices what would you recommend around that price point $300
#3
Quote by Tony Done
Just on name and reputation I would go with Yamaha.

Why do you need a pickup in your first guitar?


Can you specify which Yamaha you're talking about? Or are you saying the one I picked out above is good? I don't need a pickup I guess. I was gonna use it to plug into my laptop to learn.
#4
I don't know specifically about the one you list, but just as a make they have a good reputation. For example it has a solid top, which the other two likely don't, since they are only spec'ed as "spruce", not "solid spruce".

For learning purposes, it will be plenty loud enough without needing to plug it in. - I never plug my acoustics in, except when I was gigging or recording, and even for learning-type recording you can use the laptop mic, you don't need hi-fi quality for that.
#5
Quote by Tony Done
I don't know specifically about the one you list, but just as a make they have a good reputation. For example it has a solid top, which the other two likely don't, since they are only spec'ed as "spruce", not "solid spruce".

For learning purposes, it will be plenty loud enough without needing to plug it in. - I never plug my acoustics in, except when I was gigging or recording, and even for learning-type recording you can use the laptop mic, you don't need hi-fi quality for that.


Okay do you have any recommendations.
I also found this one http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GN10CENS
#6
I would still take the Yamaha over the Tak - it isn't a solid top, and I personally don't like pinless bridges. Another make to look at is Recording King, but unfortunately Sweetwater don't seem to stock them:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/recording-king-dirty-thirties-ooo-solid-top
#7
the best is the one that will inspire you to make the best music... just go to local shop and try it. once you pick the right one , you will know it ...and you will
connect. nobody could tell you what is best for you ...
best,

b.

http://bergzea.bandcamp.com/
#8
Man, just get a top of the line guitar from the get go. Screw this intermediate/beginner guitar stuff. Get one of these. I can testify it's awesome, perfect action and always stays in tune. Not only that..yesterday I went "tap" crazy and found that my axe has a wonderful, bell like resonance. Handles just like a parlor guitar. You can find the acoustic electric version for $1399 if you look hard enough.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CACargoRAW
Last edited by TobusRex at Sep 11, 2016,
#9
to the OP, in your price range, i would go for the yamaha, too.

Quote by TobusRex
Man, just get a top of the line guitar from the get go. Screw this intermediate/beginner guitar stuff. Get one of these. I can testify it's awesome, perfect action and always stays in tune. Not only that..yesterday I went "tap" crazy and found that my axe has a wonderful, bell like resonance. Handles just like a parlor guitar. You can find the acoustic electric version for $1399 if you look hard enough.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CACargoRAW


hey, i used to have one of those
Quote by Skeet UK
I just looked in my Oxford English Dictionary and under "Acoustic Guitar", there was your Avatar and an email address!
#10
Quote by patticake
to the OP, in your price range, i would go for the yamaha, too.


hey, i used to have one of those


Used to? Did you break it somehow?