#1
i want a steel string acoustic guitar for when i next hit the studio with my band.

i play in a melodic death metal band (lol) but i love my acoustic breakdowns and i like to mix them into our songs. on the last record i just played clean on electric for these sections - they sound good but i know acoustic sounds better. i love the earlier in flames albums which they used acoustic a lot.

so basically i want to ideally spend between £200 - £400 but i'll push higher if its worth it (but i wont use acoustic LIVE so its not essential to buy expensive). ive played on acoustics before and most that ive tried have massively thick necks which i hate!

so help me out with an acoustic guitar with a relatively thin neck and low action (i will be de-tuning to dropped C if that makes any difference)
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#2
Look into Simon and Patrick for the £400ish range. They're only in specialist shops over here but if you find them try them out.
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#3
thanks will do, what are the ibanez acoustics like? there are loads in shops, or i could look at fender?
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#4
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thanks will do, what are the ibanez acoustics like? there are loads in shops, or i could look at fender?


Those are the two you want to stay away from.

From the top of my head, look into these mainstream brands: yahama, alvarez, simon and patrick, art and lutherie, takamine, tanglewood, washburn, freshman.

Simon and patrick would also be my choice, though Yahama is a good contender.

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#5
You might want to check out a Yamaha silent steel string guitar. I have heard great things about them. They are strictly just a plug and play but you can do numerous things with them and you can still get an acoustic sound out of them.