#1
Hi everyone,
I'm new to the guitar world. I am looking to purchase my first guitar. I am writing to inquire if anyone can recommend some good beginner guitars for under $350. I'm a ukulele player and I'm wanting to learn another instrument.

So far one member from another thread recommended the Epiphone PR-100 & PR-150 which looks promising.

Please send your recommendations. I'm going to be checking out the guitar stores this weekend.

Thank you all in advance.
CG
#2
Yamaha, Recording King. There's so much good stuff these days, it really comes down to something that appeals to you. Don't forget to budget for a set up, and be aware that if a guitar doesn't feel good, most of it could just be a question of setting it up properly.
#3
@crazy

I've played the PR-150 and was very impressed. Nice slim neck, great action. Sounded decent to my ears, too. I figure it's probably all laminate at it's price point.

If you are in Southern New Mexico I'd happily sell you my Taylor BigBaby. It's a great little axe, but never gets played anymore since I bought a carbon fiber instrument.
#4
+1 for Yamaha

this a great 2016 updated list to start with

http://www.guitarfella.com/best-acoustic-guitar/beginners/

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Yamaha, Recording King. There's so much good stuff these days, it really comes down to something that appeals to you. Don't forget to budget for a set up . . . . . . .


Absolutely. The days when you had to spend mega$ to buy a good guitar are long gone. Your $350 budget is sufficient to get a very good quality guitar. To.ny has mentioned a couple of brands (and I own a model from each of them). To those two I would add: Crafter, Cort, LAG, Tanglewood, Vintage. I would also add Blueridge if you are in the US - they are not common in the UK but I played a couple last week and was impressed.