#1
currently i have an Ibanez acoustic that i got maybe 6 or so years ago from GC for about $300-400(US) but i havent liked it very much the past few years and really never touch it, im not always in the mood for my electric so i want a new acoustic that i will enjoy playing.

but now is the issue im having with choosing one. (i know i cant be the only one who is this way..)i am not comfortable playing a bulky acoustic with a real fat body,that is my issue with the ibanez, the body is a good 5 or 6 inches thick and i could just never get comfortable with it, so im looking for a decent sounding acoustic(no classical stuff for me)that has i guess a slimmer body. obviously i know it wont be as slim as my Gibson SG standard but i need something i can easily wrap my arm around and still feel comfortable with while strumming. a cut away would be preferred but not required, as for price id like to keep it under $700 if possible..so does anyone have any recommendations?
#2
in that budget you should try looking at seagull and taylors. don't bother with martins (they are great guitars if you had more money). and i suggest getting something without electronix so ull get more worth of wood, build quality, and sound depth.
hope i was of help
#3
no. do not look at taylors. you pay way more than you should for a laminate side and back guitar. the 100 and 200 series guitars are good guitars, but not for what you pay.

look at seagull, takamine, and epiphone's masterbilt series.
#4
Quote by captivate
no. do not look at taylors. you pay way more than you should for a laminate side and back guitar. the 100 and 200 series guitars are good guitars, but not for what you pay.

look at seagull, takamine, and epiphone's masterbilt series.

Agreed.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#5
actaually a pre 2007 200 series is all solid wood and used would not cost more than 500 thats the high end of the range not sure if yall new that.
#6
thanks for the suggestions but i have one question, since i havent held any of these in my hands(and wouldnt really have a chance until the weekend atleast)you are taking into consideration my one need right? that the body is not big and bulky
#7
nope actually i hadnt so you want a slim guitar or just dont like the shape of a full dreadnought.
#8
just something slimmer, like my first post the ibanez i have is about 5-6 inches thick and it feels akward/uncomfortable
#9
You will have to just go and look for one that is slimmer and plays well. You know I had the same prob. with the bulky acoustic but you get use to how it is after a while of playing and it feels fine. Then you play your electric and your thinking "what the **** is this a toy" because the body is so much smaller....maybe its just me.
#10
how are Gretsch acoustics? until i have a chance to get to a store im trying to determine slim body's based off pictures, and the G100 falls into my price range as well as appears to have a slimmer body that could be more comfortable for my tastes. kinda torn on the overall looks of it, part of me likes it and part of me doesnt

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gretsch-Guitars-G100-Synchromatic-Archtop-Acoustic-Guitar-517748-i1168019.gc
#11
Quote by Nacho Cheese!
Then you play your electric and your thinking "what the **** is this a toy" because the body is so much smaller....maybe its just me.


I AGREE COMPLETELY. ahahaha. but then the electrics are nice to play after playing an acoustic. anyone who complains about an electric being hard to play is a wimp. try playing an acoustic with medium strings and action about a cm high at the 12th fret.

anyway, i've been playing a dreadnought and find it a little big to handle. i've grown accustomed to it, so i cant really complain, but a slimmer body like an 000 or OM are definitely more comfortable.
#12
Quote by captivate
I AGREE COMPLETELY. ahahaha. but then the electrics are nice to play after playing an acoustic. anyone who complains about an electric being hard to play is a wimp. try playing an acoustic with medium strings and action about a cm high at the 12th fret.

anyway, i've been playing a dreadnought and find it a little big to handle. i've grown accustomed to it, so i cant really complain, but a slimmer body like an 000 or OM are definitely more comfortable.


Least I am not the only one. I personally like to get lighter strings on my acoustic. I like the tone more, just a personal pref. I usually get gage 11 I think, but I am still experimenting with strings.
#13
For a decent guitar you want all wood. I would look at the Blueridge BR-140, BR-160 or you can get the BR-240 if you buy it used. All great guitars. You can hear a comparison with Martins at maurysmusic.com

The Epiphone Masterbilt is good at around $500

Also look at Parkwood
#14
Quote by Nacho Cheese!
Least I am not the only one. I personally like to get lighter strings on my acoustic. I like the tone more, just a personal pref. I usually get gage 11 I think, but I am still experimenting with strings.


im also currently using 11's. once i get my martin, i may use 13's though since they should come with them. well... the dreadnoughts anyway. i want to retain that same full and bassy tone that they're amazing at.
#15
Quote by captivate
im also currently using 11's. once i get my martin, i may use 13's though since they should come with them. well... the dreadnoughts anyway. i want to retain that same full and bassy tone that they're amazing at.


Although I would love to continue a conversation. I don't want this thread to be full of our spam about guitar strings....I'll drop ya' a message though,
#16
in my opinion alvarez is easily the best bang for your buck for acoustics,especially in that price range..takimines are nice to,but your paying for the electronics