#1
I want to buy an acoustic guitar to keep it tuned to DADGAD
I never played expensive guitars but I wanted to know if there's a particular cheap guitar that is playable at the price of 100£ tops
#2
There are a lot of good inexpensive asian guitar these days. Have a look at Yamaha, Tanglewood and Recording KIng if you can. My experience is that dropped tunings like DADGAD and open D work best with big bodies.
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There are a lot of good inexpensive asian guitar these days. Have a look at Yamaha, Tanglewood and Recording KIng if you can. My experience is that dropped tunings like DADGAD and open D work best with big bodies.

I ended up buying a 30£ martin smith guitar and I'm surprised that it seems to sound better than a 200£ guitar I bought 8 years ago
is this usual?
#4
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I ended up buying a 30£ martin smith guitar and I'm surprised that it seems to sound better than a 200£ guitar I bought 8 years ago
is this usual?


A guitar sounds as it sounds. I long ago stopped linking price to performance.
#5
João1993

I'm not surprised, the isn't much relationship between price and performance in guitars. My favourite electric cost less than 40GBP.
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João1993

I'm not surprised, the isn't much relationship between price and performance in guitars. My favourite electric cost less than 40GBP.

I'm amazed, which eletric guitar?
Last edited by João1993 at Oct 13, 2016,
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I'm amazed, which eletric guitar?


It's a Vietnamese (not Chinese!) made Peavey Raptor Plus Exp, excellent condition from the local pawn shop for Oz$65. It needed no mods or work except a set up.

Nice playing. Have a go at the original, Bert Jansch's "Blackwaterside".
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It's a Vietnamese (not Chinese!) made Peavey Raptor Plus Exp, excellent condition from the local pawn shop for Oz$65. It needed no mods or work except a set up.

Nice playing. Have a go at the original, Bert Jansch's "Blackwaterside".

thanks !
I was looking on ebay only found the chinese one other ones not especified
need to look for some other
#10
João1993

My local pawn shop often has discount sales to get rid of excess stock, and this is how I got this one. One of the paradoxes of buying cheap gear is that it is aimed at the beginner market, but experienced players and modders are better able to spot the good stuff and maybe pick up a bargain. The Vietnamese version had oversized pickup poles, 1/4" instead of the more common 1/5".
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João1993

My local pawn shop often has discount sales to get rid of excess stock, and this is how I got this one. One of the paradoxes of buying cheap gear is that it is aimed at the beginner market, but experienced players and modders are better able to spot the good stuff and maybe pick up a bargain. The Vietnamese version had oversized pickup poles, 1/4" instead of the more common 1/5".


Yeah I've got to go on a store and try some and see which ones I like.
It amazed me that your favourite guitar was a 40£ one, I never really played a expensive guitar because the guys at the store wouldn't let me for fear of me damaging their 1000£+ guitar so I thought it made a bigger difference than a cheap guitar guess I'll just try a few cheap ones and see which one's I like.
thanks
#12
For under 100 Euros I'd probably recommend the Epiphone PR-150. Nice handling guitars!