#1
Basically I'm tired of the tin sounds that I've been hearing from all these cheap acoustics. I want something with a nice rounded off low end and highs that aren't so brittle. Basically a Martin sound but under oh say $500.
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#2
You might want to look into breedlove guitars. I've had one for about a year, it was $570 at the time. They do have cheaper models that probaby fall under 500. I've had the chance to play a high end Martin and the bass is just as deep on this breedlove. Now that's not to say that the overall sound is as good as a High end Martin (but probably better than a $600 Martin). In fact, cheaper guitars have suited me better than the breedlove for some of the "lead" stuff with the higher notes. Especially when playing fingerstyle (as I usually do) the notes can sometimes just be too round for me.

To summarize, the guitar you just described is basically a breedlove brand guitar! However, you should always play the guitar, let someone else also play it for you and compare with other models and such.
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#3
I'm sure nobody wants to hear this, but I played some kind of Gibson acoustic and the sound was amazing. And massy and very natural sounding. I'm pretty sure it was a coupl thousang though. I say save up some more, and get a nice Gibson. Or just the Martin. If you spend that much of a brand like that, it's guarenteed to last forever.
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Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
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#4
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I'm sure nobody wants to hear this, but I played some kind of Gibson acoustic and the sound was amazing. And massy and very natural sounding. I'm pretty sure it was a coupl thousang though. I say save up some more, and get a nice Gibson. Or just the Martin. If you spend that much of a brand like that, it's guarenteed to last forever.

Yeah, I'm really more of an electric guy but I just love the natural sound of acoustics so I'm trying to get into acoustic. Right now I have a cheapo Fender that I picked up used for $30 which was a bargain but its not exactly the tone im looking for. In the long run I might save up for a higher end Martin but right now I'm looking in the $500 range. I played this http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Martin-DXK2-Koa-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=515886 at GC the other day and pretty much fell in love w/ the sound and playability but I was wondering what some of my other options were.
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#5
Oh!... Tanglewood.

400 bucks and probably the best money you could ever spend on a nice acoustic.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#6
Not the bassiest, but you said you don't care. Seriously dude... once you play one... it'll steal your heart.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#7
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Not the bassiest, but you said you don't care. Seriously dude... once you play one... it'll steal your heart.

Do they distribute to the U.S?
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#8
I'm pretty sure they do. I could be wrong. I'll check the site.

EDIT: It says they recently made their US debut, so I'm gunna say that's a "yeah, they distribute to the US."
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
Last edited by Fryer Mike at Nov 17, 2007,
#9
Look into Seagull's guitars. Very deep lows.
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#10
The Parkwood 310 M is an all wood guitar with solid Mahogany and solid Cedar top. Has a good balanced sound. Guitar Center or Musicians Friend sells them.