Poll: Which electro acoustic
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View poll results: Which electro acoustic
Yamaha APX-500
4 67%
Takamine EG260c
2 33%
Voters: 6.
#1
i am about to buy my first acoustic, i have been playing electrics for 4 years, and thought i need to chill out more, so i really want an acoustic

i have narrowed it down to these 2, which would you guys recomend

Yamaha APX-500

http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Yamaha-APX-500~ID~5001.asp

Takamine EG260c

http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Takamine---EG260C~ID~4540.asp


cheers
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#2
i have a higher end yamaha model and it plays and sounds like an instrument worth a lot more than i paid for it i found the same for the cheaper models too maybe im bias but id go for the yamaha.
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#3
may i ask which yamaha you own?
GEAR

ESP LTD Viper 400 with EMG 81s
Jackson Dinky DXMG with EMG 81/85
Ashdown Fallen Angel 60 DSP
Ashdown Fallen Angel Cab 120W 4X12
Keeley Modded SD-1 Overdrive
Korg DT-10 Tuner
Noise gate (cheap)
EQ (cheap)
#4
yamaha is a better deal
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#5
does the yamaha and then takamine have solid tops?

also, what is the washburn D10s CE like?
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ESP LTD Viper 400 with EMG 81s
Jackson Dinky DXMG with EMG 81/85
Ashdown Fallen Angel 60 DSP
Ashdown Fallen Angel Cab 120W 4X12
Keeley Modded SD-1 Overdrive
Korg DT-10 Tuner
Noise gate (cheap)
EQ (cheap)
#7
I would get neither.
I would stick with soemthing from those brands, just not get something with a pickup unless your going to be spending quite a bit more.

If you really want the pickup, either be prepared to spend more, or buy a soundhole pickup for it (better option if you dont want to spend too much IMO)

But seeing as you have an electric, you do play everything that needs easy access to the higher frets on the electric (mostly on acoustics you don't go above 12 anyway) and unless your gigging your not going to need to plug in. And if you do eventually gig, you can get a pickup later on for the guitar.

So better off spending all that money on better woods, instead of spending the money on all laminate woods and a pickup and cutaway.

The guitars from that website that I would recommend are all from yamaha and all are cheaper, yet all have solid tops and all are fantastic guitars (they are my favourites in that price range. the FG700S is a fantastic guitar and it is very cheap, the higher models are really good too) and they would all last you a long time.

http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Yamaha-FG-700-S~ID~3810.asp
http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Yamaha-FG720-S---Black~ID~3813.asp
http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Yamaha-FG730-S~ID~3819.asp
http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Yamaha-FG750-S~ID~3822.asp

Seriously, guitars with laminate soundboards sound like poop, do yourself a favour and never buy one
#8
Quote by johnos
I would get neither.
I would stick with soemthing from those brands, just not get something with a pickup unless your going to be spending quite a bit more.

If you really want the pickup, either be prepared to spend more, or buy a soundhole pickup for it (better option if you dont want to spend too much IMO)

But seeing as you have an electric, you do play everything that needs easy access to the higher frets on the electric (mostly on acoustics you don't go above 12 anyway) and unless your gigging your not going to need to plug in. And if you do eventually gig, you can get a pickup later on for the guitar.

So better off spending all that money on better woods, instead of spending the money on all laminate woods and a pickup and cutaway.

The guitars from that website that I would recommend are all from yamaha and all are cheaper, yet all have solid tops and all are fantastic guitars (they are my favourites in that price range. the FG700S is a fantastic guitar and it is very cheap, the higher models are really good too) and they would all last you a long time.

http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Yamaha-FG-700-S~ID~3810.asp
http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Yamaha-FG720-S---Black~ID~3813.asp
http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Yamaha-FG730-S~ID~3819.asp
http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Yamaha-FG750-S~ID~3822.asp

Seriously, guitars with laminate soundboards sound like poop, do yourself a favour and never buy one



thanks very much for the advice, i will take it i think, however,i really do want a guitar with a cut away, what is there for around £200 with a cutaway, also, what is the yamaha APX-700 like?
GEAR

ESP LTD Viper 400 with EMG 81s
Jackson Dinky DXMG with EMG 81/85
Ashdown Fallen Angel 60 DSP
Ashdown Fallen Angel Cab 120W 4X12
Keeley Modded SD-1 Overdrive
Korg DT-10 Tuner
Noise gate (cheap)
EQ (cheap)
#9
you could try ebay. you will get a second hand older model yamaha or takamine a lot cheaper than buying a cheaper brand new one.
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#10
Maybe see if you can find a Yamaha FGX720SCA.

Its just an FG720S with a cutaway and pickup.
Either that or something from alvarez, check out prices on the alvarez guitars