#1
I'm currently shopping for a new guitar, preferably an Acoustic-electric. I'd also be getting an amp and be playing mostly electric so I figured this would be the place to post it.

I'm a beginner at guitar, and I'm looking for something relatively cheap, but pretty decent in terms of quality. I appreciate links to guitars so I can look over them myself. Finish is a second term for me, I mostly care about the quality of sound it produces and if it's just a plain good guitar.

Thanks to everyone in advance =D.
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#2
hmm, how much are you willing to spend? that would help us, help you.

For a decent guitar, it's going to be around 400-500$ range, unless you look for something used.

what style do you play? or plan on playing?
#3
well I think that this cualifies as either acoustic, or gear forum...but anyways, what is your budget?

edit: dang it he beat me to it.
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#4
I'm definitely a fan of buying a straight acoustic without pickups and adding an aftermarket pickup later.

The pickups in cheaper acoustic/electric guitars suck ass.
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#5
hmm, i think it would be realy hard to suck on an ass.... just a thought
ok back to topic....heres one i wanted to get for about 300, and you can spend the rest on an amp ...a fender accoustic electric...here
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-CD140SCE-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=517574
and for amp...idk, for an accoustic electic i doubt you world rarely ever need an amp unless you plan on gigging or somehting
#6
I'd say $550 tops it, I like to play blues and classical rock really.
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#8
What's your favorite body type?

This Alvarez AJ60SC might be up your alley.

EDIT: Wait. Do you want an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar, an acoustic/electric, or an electric/acoustic hybrid?
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What's your favorite body type?

This Alvarez AJ60SC might be up your alley.

EDIT: Wait. Do you want an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar, an acoustic/electric, or an electric/acoustic hybrid?


I was hoping for an acoustic/electric or an electric/acoustic, as I stated before, I'm a beginner, so excuse the ignorance of this question...

What's the difference?
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I was hoping for an acoustic/electric or an electric/acoustic, as I stated before, I'm a beginner, so excuse the ignorance of this question...

What's the difference?



Acoustic/Electrics are acoustic guitars with a piezo/microphone pickup so you can plug into a PA/Acoustic Amp.


Electric/Acoustic (or Hybrid) guitars are electric guitars with piezo bridges and usually stereo outputs so you can have an electric signal and an acoustic signal.
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#11
I'm looking for an acoustic-electric.
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#12
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Talman-TCM50-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=519726

I've been checking out that guitar, it has some nice reviews and it's at a rather decent price. Thoughts?
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#13
I still think there's some confusion over what kind of guitar is actually required here.

Do you want an acoustic guitar that can be amplified for use at gigs or with a band? Because if not there's no reason whatsoever to buy an electro-acoustic! If that's what you mean, the best cheap acoustic is probably the Crafter D6/N, which I highly recommend. If you ever want to plug it into a PA or acoustic amp, you can fit a soundhole pickup to it quite easily and this gives a pretty decent amplified tone.
I'm currently shopping for a new guitar, preferably an Acoustic-electric. I'd also be getting an amp and be playing mostly electric so I figured this would be the place to post it
If you'll be play mainly electric, you buy an electric guitar. An electro-acoustic is not a compromise between the two, it's simply an acoustic that can be amplified.

There are also some electric guitars which aim to give acoustic-type tones from a special bridge using piezo transducers, but they're only useful in a band context where you need the occasional acoustic-esque tone. The cheapest i can think of in this vein is Crafter's Slim Arch, which is a blatant (but half-decent) copy of Taylor's groundbreaking T5 model.
#14
Well you've definitely had the most productive post. What I want is an acoustic guitar, but electric accessibility if I wanted it. On top of that, most of the places I would play have no way of hooking up an amp anyways, so I'd like to have an acoustic guitar on hand, but ya know, if I feel like it, hook it up.
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