#1
Hello,

I have been playing guitar as a hobby for a good year now, and suffice to say I haven't learned anything. I know 2 chords, but that's it.

Anywho, now that I'll be off to college and working less, I'll have time and be in the perfect place to learn to play.

I want to start off Acoustic, because I have been using my dad's really old (Squier? Sunburst? I think?), and it sounds like crap, and nothing really works on it, and I'm using a crappy 100 watt amp (I really don't know anything about it).

After doing some research however, I have come to the conclusion that starting off with a decent acoustic is a great way to learn guitar, while you save up for the electric and a decent amp. So that is my plan.

So, I've been looking through musiciansfriend.com, and have come across a few guitars that I like. I've read the reviews, and needless to say, these guitars must be good.

Before I get into that, here's the sound I'm going for:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fovJ9TH1z14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4Igb5Yors4

The first one, yes, is Final Fantasy and I'm hoping to learn most of the songs from the video game. Second video is of Andy McKee: Yes, I know, don't bother telling me, his guitar is like $2000.

But the point is, I care about sound. Even for my beginner guitar, I don't want a Wal-Mart sound.

I also want something that is mobile, so I can take it with me to friends' houses and practice, or just take it anywhere and practice really. Acoustics are good for that anyways.

Alright, so here's the ones I have been looking at:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Mitchell-MD100S-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518972

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jasmine-by-Takamine-S34C-NEX-Cutaway-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=516458

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-V200S-Solid-Top-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=514520

Again, please consider what I'm looking for (I know that sounds bossy, but you guys are the experts, right?)

1. Sound, first and foremost
2. Value/Lasting power
3. Mobility
4. Beginner quality

My price range is $100-$200 tops. This should be a good beginner price range, from the research I've done.

Thanks
all the best

EDIT: If anyone on this forum has something like these for sale and wants to sell used, I'll option that first, because it's cheaper
#2
I would get the takamine outta those three.
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