#1
hey guys im buying a new guitar, looking to spend around 1000 to 1500. I was looking at the Gibson J-180EC http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/GibsonJ180ECSpecialAcousticElectricGuitar?sku=517175. Aswell as the Taylor 410 http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Taylor410DreadnoughtAcousticGuitar?sku=514979. Any suggestions or experiences or even any ideas of what you think is better for my buck would be appreciated. Thanx
#2
try finding an ovation if ur gonna get an acoustic. tried it along with a martin and a gibson at huge Guitar Chain In Atlanta (any1 know name i cant remeber it) The Ovation kicked their ass.
#3
the j180ec is really similar to the takamine eg523sc. you should check that out also. its cheaper though
#4
^-- i'd get that taylor over the gibson but that's just me. the taylor has a solid top, solid back, and solid sides. the gibson just has a solid top. the taylor is a dreadnought while that gibson is a jumbo body and so is the takamine that crocken reccomended... so it depends alot on what body style guitar you want. the dreadnought is a tad more versatile though. but as a general rule you usually want to get the most solid wood you can for your buck. if you are thinking you would rather have the gibson anyway i would definitely check out that takamine that crocken reccomended. i played one once in a guitar center and i was pretty fond of it. my takamine 12 string is also the exact same as that 6 string he reccomended and the 12 sounds really great. so yeah give the tak a try if you are really set on wanting a jumbo... if not i would reccomend the taylor though.
#5
I've played several Gibsons and haven't been impressed with any of them. Taylors are a very nice option in that price range, and the D16 by Martin is also very nice and within that price range.

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