#1
ok so im in a band and were starting to write alot of songs, when i wasnt there our guitarist tried to make songs using an electric, gave him a talking to about acoustics and now i need a good song writing acoustic, i also need a new one becuase all i got is a crappy one. for 1000 bucks canadian what would you suggest, it can be a tad loose with the price, and i wont do used.
#3
Look at the Blueridge BR-160A. Based on the Martin D-28 and has Adirondack Spruce top. It clearly beats the Martin D-28 (The holy grail for musicians). Comparison at maurysmusic.com.
#4
thats 1000 and under, im talking a 1000 guitar, and i already saw those and there all in the 700 area and what not.
#6
Quote by confusius
So?

If a guitar at the 700 or 600 is a better decision than on in the 1000$ range I wouldn't hesitate.



ok well knowing guitars you get what you pay for, well most of the time and 300 bucks can make or break a guitar alot of the time.
#7
i would have to reccomend Larrivee. The 03 series are right around 1000. I played a few recently and they blew everything in that price range out of the water
#8
Quote by slidething31
i would have to reccomend Larrivee. The 03 series are right around 1000. I played a few recently and they blew everything in that price range out of the water



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#10
trust me, you can definitely get guitars for $700 that will smoke a $1000 guitar. in very low end guitars(under 500), the a few dollars can make quite a big difference. once you get to around $700 and up, the difference in guitar for the same amount of money is less.

If you can think of it in math terms... if you draw a quality vs. cost graph, the function is not linear, LOL.

anyway... i've played a $700 seagull against a $1000 taylor. the seagull had crappy stock strings that were rusted, and the taylor had elixirs, which dont rust. even with rusty strings, the seagull destroyed the taylor in everything except for playability. and that was just because the strings were disgustingly rusted.

it's generally true that you get what you pay, but there are most definitely exceptions to this rule.

Another example is a $1500 martin d-16 vs my friend's $3000 customized Larrivee. The larrivee plays a bit better and sounds decent, but the sound of the D-16 is every bit just as good as the larrivee. a D-16 is very full and warm, while his larrivee is very bright and a little thinner. The only real difference in terms of quality was the ease of playability.

my point is... $300 wont make or break a guitar when you're willing to spend near $1000.
Last edited by captivate at Feb 24, 2008,
#11
^ I think Taylor is an obvious example of what your talkin about. They are drastically overpriced for what you actually get. I bet that $1000 taylor had laminate back and sides.
#12
actually, it was a used 300 series with solid sapele sides/back and sitka spruce top. which makes an even bigger point because a stock 300 series is about... $1400? $1300?

the seagull i played was a $750 or so new Cedar Top Performer series S6 with a side and back 3 wood laminate of mahogany, wild cherry, then mahogany.

I was quite surprised when i played it too... laminate side and back vs and all solid guitar? you'd think that there would be no competition, but that wasnt the case at all.
#13
Quote by convictionless
ok well knowing guitars you get what you pay for, well most of the time and 300 bucks can make or break a guitar alot of the time.
You wouldn't be posting this thread if you knew a lot about acoustics. You have received some very good advice in this thread so far. Set your preconceptions aside for now and look into some of the suggestions that have been made.
#14
I'm going to recommend the Larrivee D-03R, if you have already heard about it Topic Starter. I just got mine today and it is incredible. Do yourself a favor and play one
#15
Quote by teegee420
You wouldn't be posting this thread if you knew a lot about acoustics. You have received some very good advice in this thread so far. Set your preconceptions aside for now and look into some of the suggestions that have been made.

Agreed. The idea that a guitar that costs more is automatically more valuable is a terribly pretentious notion.
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#16
If you have $1000 to spend and not enough knowledge on what to buy then you need to either accept that you don't need it as your not at that stage yet and are just spending the money for the sake of it or read some reviews and go talk to some people at you local guitar shop and of course play some guitars! Don't rely on others to tell you what to buy otherwise you will never gain any knowledge and will forever rely on others. I know that sounds abit rant like but thats not what i'm going for.
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#17
Hmm, I have played for a while and i am here to just say that as far as playability and overall tone and quality you are not going to do any better then a taylor 214ce. I played ALL the lower priced guitars for weeks before deciding and yes while the ones mentioned above sounded fairly nice they couldnt hold a candle to the taylor.For an elctric-acoustic mine Blew away the simalar priced martin and mine is made in the USA unlike the martins in that price range. Taylors warrenty is Great. Playability is great and overall fit and finish are great .you are simply not going to touch it with ANY guitar under 1000.00 Plugged in mine is amazing and unplugged the overall tone, HIghs, mids and lows are balanced perfectly.Yes, i played a few different 214ce's and they were very similar but mine was a bit more spectacular. My buddies who are recording professionally in nashville are mad because my taylor sounds everybit as good as there multi- thousand martins. Hey dude its your money, let your ears decide
#18
Quote by gtk4158a
Hmm, I have played for a while and i am here to just say that as far as playability and overall tone and quality you are not going to do any better then a taylor 214ce. I played ALL the lower priced guitars for weeks before deciding and yes while the ones mentioned above sounded fairly nice they couldnt hold a candle to the taylor.For an elctric-acoustic mine Blew away the simalar priced martin and mine is made in the USA unlike the martins in that price range. Taylors warrenty is Great. Playability is great and overall fit and finish are great .you are simply not going to touch it with ANY guitar under 1000.00 Plugged in mine is amazing and unplugged the overall tone, HIghs, mids and lows are balanced perfectly.Yes, i played a few different 214ce's and they were very similar but mine was a bit more spectacular. My buddies who are recording professionally in nashville are mad because my taylor sounds everybit as good as there multi- thousand martins. Hey dude its your money, let your ears decide



First of all, your nearly $1000 guitar is not even all solid.

Second of all ALL Martins are made in the USA, even the POS X-series.

Low-end Taylors, yes a 214 is low-end for Taylor, are not good quality to me. They feel as if they are made of balsa wood to be honest.

Also, the tone of a Taylor is not very balanced. They are generally very trebly, and especially the -12 and -14 body styles sound thin.

To the original poster, go play everything you can get your hands on. There are sooo many guitars in your price range, but don't limit yourself to $1000. Less expensive guitars can sound just as good.

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#19
Buy a good used Martin from a reputable dealer on eBay. Amazing deals to be had. You can get D-25s for $1000 sometimes if youre lucky
#20
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#21
Quote by LESH89
Second of all ALL Martins are made in the USA, even the POS X-series.
Some of the current X-series guitars are made in Mexico.
#22
Quote by teegee420
Some of the current X-series guitars are made in Mexico.

Yes, one of the big letdowns of recent years was that Martin moved some of their operations to Mexico. It's a double-edged sword, I guess; half of us are happy that those god-awful guitars don't say "Made in US", but the other half is just sad to lose more work.
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