#1
I currently have a no named 20$ acoustic that I don't even play anymore. I picked it up and played it today and wiped it down and such and I noticed the neck was warped and the neck joint has like a clear line as if the neck was separating from the body. I've put some glue in the hole, haha. The action was high too and the frets were tiny. It seemed more like a toy so now I want a better acoustic and I've been looking at acoustic-electrics for a while. I got these in my mind:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-V70CE-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=519468

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-DR200CE-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=518378

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-PR4E-AcousticElectric-Player-Pack?sku=518786

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Tradition-AcousticElectric-Guitar-and-Amp-Pack?sku=519970

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-DK20CET-Dreadnought-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=515191

http://www.rondomusic.com/hrb200brn.html

My max price would be $200 and would be a pack with everything be worth it? Would a regular acoustic guitar be more bang for the buck? I've been playing electric for some time on and off also.

So my main question is are any of those guitars you guys would recommend or should I just save up for a even better acoustic-electric?
#2
i personally prefer ibanez over all else.washburn second.never really played an epiphone acoustic,or whatever the other one was.try them out,see what you like,but the ibanez is certainly something to look at.
#3
What about the Dean and Agile?
The Agile has
"The 4 band EQ provides tonal control via bass, mid, treble and presence sliders, in addition to a separate volume control" and an Ash top

The Ibanez has "PIEZO TRANSDUCER IBANEZ PREAMP W/2-BAND EQ"

I have no idea what the difference between 2 Band or 4 Band EQ is though.

Will there be any sound difference between an acoustic and an acoustic-electric? I'd assume no, right?
#4
Quote by mike25569
What about the Dean and Agile?
The Agile has
"The 4 band EQ provides tonal control via bass, mid, treble and presence sliders, in addition to a separate volume control" and an Ash top

The Ibanez has "PIEZO TRANSDUCER IBANEZ PREAMP W/2-BAND EQ"

I have no idea what the difference between 2 Band or 4 Band EQ is though.

Will there be any sound difference between an acoustic and an acoustic-electric? I'd assume no, right?



There is a BIG difference. (Cheap) acoustic electrics sound tinny and nasty I tend to find. Can't explain it, you just have to try some out.
#5
I'd say if thats you're price range you should go for a non-cutaway non-electric acoustic guitar.
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#8
Id say that you should stay away from acoustic electrics in your price range cos you will likely get something crap. if you must plug in then your best option for your price range is a Yamah FG700S with a soundhole pickup or some other cheap, after market pickup.

All of those guitars listed are **** (sorry to be so blunt, but they are) None of them have solid tops and will sound crap from the day you take it home to the day they break. They will also sound crap plugged in (crap guitars sound crap no matter what) and they probably have crap pickups, so your in a bit of a loose loose situation.

The cheapest acoustic electric I would recommend is the Alvarez AD60SC
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alvarez-Artist-Series-AD60SC-Dreadnought-AcousticElectric-Cutaway?sku=518739

as i said, i think your best option for plugging in at your price range is this combo:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-FS700S-Folk-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518274
with
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seymour-Duncan-Woody-HC-HumCanceling-Soundhole-Pickup?sku=300957
OR
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Markley-Artist-Transducer?sku=304005
OR
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Markley-Pro-Mag-SC1-Acoustic-Pickup?sku=304000

$250 bucks worth and you will get a decent guitar and a decent pickup.
#9
Go for the plainest, lowest-featured acoustic in your price range and make sure it's a solidtop even if it costs a little more. Don't buy a low-price electro because it'll basically be made of shredded newspaper. And don't even get me started on the cheap 'quacky' transducers....

I highly recommend Crafter - the D6 model is about the best value acoustic you can get. I've had one barely a year and it has a mic'd tone that sounds like a guitar four times the price!
#10
I say get something nice if you plan on playing in front of a bunch of people, if not I would get something cheap yet well made. I'm picking up a sigma DM-1b tonight, and that will take me as far as I want to go. It just depends on what you want to do wih it. If you get something cheap, then decide you want to play for an audience, then you will go buy a nicer guitar and that $100-$200 will be for nothin. But if you get a nice one and decide all your gonna do is play for your family or something, you wasted money. Just know your plans. Also just go play guitars at shops, friends houses, etc and find one you like. If it feels good, sounds good, and plays good, That's the one for you. Just make sure it is the one you want before you go paying a bunch of money.
Last edited by oneuponu at Oct 31, 2007,