#1
I've been playing electric for about 2-2 1/2 years know and I'm looking to purchace a decent accoustic or an accoustic-electric but I heard plenty of negative feedback about electro-accoustic....A friend of mine brought in his epiphone and I believe it was http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-EJ160E-John-Lennon-AcousticElectric?sku=518653
it played beutifully through....Any other suggestions? Also I'm a hobbyist so no I won't be playing it at gigs but it would be nice to stick to something with a pickup.
#2
Looks nice, and i bet it plays godly. Make sure you get a guitar with steel snares cause they sound much better than nylons
#4
well to be honest mate everyone has their opinions with some being more valid than others so your best bet is to go down to your local store, preferrably one with a wide range of guitars, and see what you like.

you don't need to be an expert to see what feels and sounds good.

as for the electro-acoustic thing the qualms people normally have is because you have to find a good guitar with a good mic/pick-up so it's twice the effort. also you can make a normal acoustic into an electro-acoustic with some simple 'jiggery-pokery' so i wouldn't worry about that.
#5
art & lutherie are good in that range
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#6
i just got a Washburn D10SDL, its the deluxe of the D10s, its about 360.00 i think and its beautiful not only cosmetically but acousitcally...the sound is awesome. check it out. but like someone else said, its best to try out guitars first hand and find what you like, everyone has a different taste of tone and such for a guitar. but in that price range stay away from the big name companies like Martin, there no good at that price. Look more for alvarez, washburn, yamaha, breedlove, epiphone has some decent ones at that price too. good luck
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#7
The Breedlove Atlas Series is a very good guitar at a decent price. You might not be able to get one with a pickup for <$500, but, if your willing to pay a liitle more the AC/AD25-SR is a very nice sounding guitar unplugged or otherwise. Just my two cents.
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#8
acoustic-electrics:
Takamine EG360SC ($499.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Takamine-G-Series-EG360SC-Dreadnought-Cutaway-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=512208
Alvarez AD60SC ($389.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alvarez-Artist-Series-AD60SC-Dreadnought-AcousticElectric-Cutaway?sku=518739
Washburn D10SDL ($449.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-?sku=516860
Seagull S6+ ($499.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seagull-S6-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=512121
Takamine EG340SC ($349.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Takamine-G-Series-EG340SC-Dreadnought-Cutaway-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=512207
Washburn D10SCE ($329.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-?sku=516865
Alvarez AD70SC ($429.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alvarez-Artist-Series-AD70SC-Dreadnought-AcousticElectric-Cutaway?sku=518798

acoustics:
Alvarez PD80S ($449.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alvarez-Professional-Series-PD80S-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518823
Alvarez AD70S ($329.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alvarez-Artist-Series-AD70S-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518797
Alvarez AJ60S ($429.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alvarez-AJ60S-Artist-Series-Jumbo-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518790
Washburn WD32SW ($389.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-WD32SW-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=515939
Takamine G360S ($399.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Takamine-G-Series-G360S-Classical-Guitar-?sku=512205
Blueridge BR-60 ($449.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Blueridge-BR60-Contemporary-Series-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=515097
Epiphone AJ500RC ($449.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Masterbilt-AJ500RC-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518766
Yamaha FG750S ($399.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-FG750S-Folk-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518278
Washburn D10SDL ($449.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-?sku=516860
Seagull S6 ($379.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seagull-The-Original-S6-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=512120
Breedlove AD200SM ($499.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Breedlove-Atlas-Series-AD200SM-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=512406


these lists certainly aren't reccomendations for blind purchasing. as someone else already mentioned, it's best for you to go to a guitar store with a large selection and try out lots and lots of guitars. these lists are just some guitars that are good values and guitars that i would reccomend trying out at your local store. if i had to reccomend one guitar above all the others from each list, they would be the Takamine EG360SC for an acoustic-electric and the Alvarez PD80S for an acoustic. if you come across either model, be sure to play it and i think you'll see why.

EDIT: i forgot to mention that the guitar you linked to is all laminate wood. i haven't ever played that guitar so i can't give you much of an insightful review that's specific to that guitar, but as a general rule, you always want to look for a guitar with at least a solid top. i wouldn't advise spending anything over $150 on an acoustic with all laminate wood and not more than $300 on an acoustic-electric with all laminate wood.
#10
acoustic-electrics:
Takamine EG360SC ($499.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Takamine-G-Series-EG360SC-Dreadnought-Cutaway-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=512208
Alvarez AD60SC ($389.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alvarez-Artist-Series-AD60SC-Dreadnought-AcousticElectric-Cutaway?sku=518739
Washburn D10SDL ($449.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-?sku=516860
Seagull S6+ ($499.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seagull-S6-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=512121
Takamine EG340SC ($349.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Takamine-G-Series-EG340SC-Dreadnought-Cutaway-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=512207
Washburn D10SCE ($329.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-?sku=516865
Alvarez AD70SC ($429.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alvarez-Artist-Series-AD70SC-Dreadnought-AcousticElectric-Cutaway?sku=518798

acoustics:
Alvarez PD80S ($449.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alvarez-Professional-Series-PD80S-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518823
Alvarez AD70S ($329.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alvarez-Artist-Series-AD70S-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518797
Alvarez AJ60S ($429.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alvarez-AJ60S-Artist-Series-Jumbo-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518790
Washburn WD32SW ($389.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-WD32SW-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=515939
Takamine G360S ($399.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Takamine-G-Series-G360S-Classical-Guitar-?sku=512205
Blueridge BR-60 ($449.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Blueridge-BR60-Contemporary-Series-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=515097
Epiphone AJ500RC ($449.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Masterbilt-AJ500RC-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518766
Yamaha FG750S ($399.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-FG750S-Folk-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518278
Washburn D10SDL ($449.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-?sku=516860
Seagull S6 ($379.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seagull-The-Original-S6-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=512120
Breedlove AD200SM ($499.99): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Breedlove-Atlas-Series-AD200SM-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=512406


these lists certainly aren't reccomendations for blind purchasing. as someone else already mentioned, it's best for you to go to a guitar store with a large selection and try out lots and lots of guitars. these lists are just some guitars that are good values and guitars that i would reccomend trying out at your local store. if i had to reccomend one guitar above all the others from each list, they would be the Takamine EG360SC for an acoustic-electric and the Alvarez PD80S for an acoustic. if you come across either model, be sure to play it and i think you'll see why.

EDIT: i forgot to mention that the guitar you linked to is all laminate wood. i haven't ever played that guitar so i can't give you much of an insightful review that's specific to that guitar, but as a general rule, you always want to look for a guitar with at least a solid top. i wouldn't advise spending anything over $150 on an acoustic with all laminate wood and not more than $300 on an acoustic-electric with all laminate wood.


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#11
indeed a nice list. even though the Takamine EG530SSC is more like 600 its easily 500 on ebay (new).
#12
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#13
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500R
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#14
I think jimtaka said almost everything you need to know about which guitars are decent and that the one you were looking at is probably not the best idea.

But I'll quickly just add in my opinion.
At lower prices its usually not a good idea to get something with a pickup as instead of spending all your money on better woods and quality construction you spend money on whats going to be a pretty average pickup.

Better of spending the money on the acoustic, and then later on, if you need a pickup get a soundhole one or get something professionly installed. With a guitar with a pickup that costs $500, you would only be paying say $300 for the actual guitar. And the difference between spending $300 and $500 on a normal acoustic with no cutaway is pretty big. You get a much better guitar