#1
Hey peoples. I am in the market for an acoustic guitar and I am looking for some help. I have $300-$400 to spend on the guitar. I can go to $600 at max, its just that I was going to save the rest of my money for a new electric or some other gear but no worries.

Anyways down to the preferences:
1) I would like an acoustic with a cutaway but I can deal without one I guess.
2) Jumbo or dreadnought body preferably as those are the body shapes I am used to and easier to find cases for (at least to me).
3) Solid top wood.
4) Nice bright even tone. I don't like the sound of bassy acoustics.
5) 1 11/16" nut width (Up to 1 3/4").
6) Would love an acoustic/electric (but can cope).

Think that is it. I am looking for help now because I won't get back to a guitar shop for about 3-4 weeks cause I have been out of town for quite awhile. Thanks for any responses though.

HAPPY V-DAY EVERYONE!

EDIT: I spent some time online and found a couple guitars that interest me.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-D46S-Southwest-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Natural-wcase?sku=516868
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ovation-Celebrity-Deluxe-Mid-Depth-Bowl-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=516739
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product?sku=512752
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-D46SCE-Southwest-Dreadnought-Cutaway-Acoustic-Electric-Nat-wcase?sku=516869
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Takamine-EG523SC-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=516302
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Takamine-EG531SSC-Dreadnought-AcousticElectric-Cutaway-Guitar?sku=516298
My Gear:
Boss EQ-20
Budda BudWah
Fender Highway One Strat
Gibson SG Standard
MXR M-101
Traynor YCV80
Last edited by Montague at Feb 15, 2007,
#2
You have made a respectible list of guitars. I would axe the blueridge because of the forward X bracing. Moving the X forward give it more bass and it sound like you don't want that. Other then that, it looks like you just need to get to a good music store so you can try some of these out.
Not taking any online orders.
Last edited by CorduroyEW at Feb 16, 2007,
#3
I crossed off the Blueridge. Thanks for the pointer. Anything else that you or anyone else can give me some insight on?
My Gear:
Boss EQ-20
Budda BudWah
Fender Highway One Strat
Gibson SG Standard
MXR M-101
Traynor YCV80
#4
I'd take out the takamine eg561-c as well. I would never even consider paying $500 for something that doesn't even have a solid top.
#5
Done and done. By the way what type of wood is Sapele and how does it sound? Also I love the sound of ash in strats but how would that apply to that of an acoustic?
My Gear:
Boss EQ-20
Budda BudWah
Fender Highway One Strat
Gibson SG Standard
MXR M-101
Traynor YCV80