#1
i read the "Which guitar under $300" thread, but im looking into getting an acoustic electric under 300, and that thread didnt really help

so what acoustic electric can you guys recommend? ive been playing electric guitar for about a year and a half and i have an epiphone les paul and a reverend daredevil, i play all kinds of music (from thrash metal to folkish type stuff) and im looking into an acoustic electric for folkish type stuff and acoustic parts in metal songs

im currently looking at:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-AEG20E-Flamed-Sycamore-Top-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar?sku=519756

but i dont know of there would be anything better for the money
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#2
Its not sold on musiciansfriend, but Ibanez PF60SCE. Its scary how good of a guitar for the value it is. I honestly feel it sounds and feels better than any Taylor I've played so far.
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#3
Yamaha FG700s and buy a pickup. Should come in right under $300.
#4
i agree with cheers. that's probably the best thing to do. Ibanez guitars have suspect quality. I've often heard complaints of electronics not working right from the factory. Ibanez's quality is a hit or miss. I wouldnt take the chance.
#5
If you can pay maybe $100 more, you could go for something like this.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Crafter-LITETE-SP-Solid-Top-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar_W0QQitemZ220169609679QQihZ012QQcategoryZ47064QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

http://cgi.ebay.com/Crafter-LITETE-CD-Solid-Top-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar_W0QQitemZ220169609569QQihZ012QQcategoryZ47064QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

A good guitar with a solid top plus electronics at that price are not that easy to find. To be honest, I haven't played with these particular models, but I've played other Crafter models (and own one of their better models) and generally hold the brand in high regard. So at that price range, why not?
#6
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i agree with cheers. that's probably the best thing to do. Ibanez guitars have suspect quality. I've often heard complaints of electronics not working right from the factory. Ibanez's quality is a hit or miss. I wouldnt take the chance.


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I´ve got an electric acoustic and a electricguitar by ibanez my acoustic is really nice, but I would not buy Ibanez anymore, cause I had soooo many probs with my ibanez! It just sucks so hard=/ 370€ for nothing
Yamaha is a good opportunity for a acoustic though
#7
Yeah Ibanez's in general sound pretty **** and just look fancy.
And as said the quality control is terrible. I have heard of waay too many complaints about thigns that just should not happen (electronics just not working at all or fretbuzz on multiple frets...that kind of stuff). They are much to frequent for me to ever feel like I could recommend them.

You really need a solid top to get a decent sounding acoustic, and that Ibanez doesn't have one.
This is a fantastic acoustic electric for the money:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Alvarez-Artist-Series-AD60SC-Dreadnought-AcousticElectric-Cutaway?sku=518739
Its a bit mroe expensive but really worth it, also look out for takamines in this price range.
Basically, I would find a guitar with a solid top from either Alvarez or Takamine that has electronics and if you can afford it buy it, but the solid top is vital.

If that isn't an option then I would go for the Yamaha FG700S and add a pickup with your remaining hundred dollars or however much you have left to spend.