#1
I've decided to get an acoustic guitar which I'll use everynow and then alongside my electric.

I'm trying to choose between the yamaha f310 and fender cd-60 since they are around the same price level. Any help?
#2
The Yamahas I've played were really loud and the action was pretty good. But I've never been impressed with Fender's acoustics.
#3
whats your budget?
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#5
I like the Yamaha more but it is your tastes not ours.

By-the-way if you are going to get a guitar, go and play the two and make your decision between them two. One important note, don't forget to look and play other guitars to find the one you like most.
#6
The Yamaha is far superior.
Still, whats your price range. There might be something better, quite possibly not as Yamaha pretty much own the in low end. If you can afford it, get the Yamaha FG700S though. The solid top will make it sound so much better.
#8
i hate yamahas with a passion, but i still have to admit to the fact that yamahas are some of the easiest to play guitars out there.
#9
Fender no doupts... in this price range (cd 60 price range) i bet youll never find a guitar that sounds better or looks better. also its the easiest guitar i have ever played. yamahas aren't that good in low price ranges
#10
Quote by Jyscal
Fender no doupts... in this price range (cd 60 price range) i bet youll never find a guitar that sounds better or looks better. also its the easiest guitar i have ever played. yamahas aren't that good in low price ranges


i disagree. low end yamahas are the only ones i would ever touch because that's the only price range that they excel at. if you play a solid top yamaha like the FG700 then you'll understand.
#11
Yep^^
I have never played a good Fender acoustic in ANY price range. Not to say they don't exist but I'm yet to find one.
Yamaha make some extremely good guitars in the low end. The value for money there is just outstanding.

And Captivate, why do you hate Yamaha's so much if you admit that they excel in the low end? just seems kinda irrational.
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#12
i dont know. i do have an irrational hate of yamahas. something about the same company making every product imaginable just doesnt settle right with me.
#13
I know a few people who are like that.
One owns a Yamaha Jetski and doesn't like the idea of Yamaha instruments cos of that.
I see where your coming from but I say if they can do it well then why not?
#14
Quote by johnos
I know a few people who are like that.
One owns a Yamaha Jetski and doesn't like the idea of Yamaha instruments cos of that.
I see where your coming from but I say if they can do it well then why not?

Agreed. Technically, Fender makes clothing, bar stools, wallet chains, etc. This doesn't make them any less of a guitar company (when it comes to electrics, that is )
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#15
Quote by johnos
I know a few people who are like that.
One owns a Yamaha Jetski and doesn't like the idea of Yamaha instruments cos of that.
I see where your coming from but I say if they can do it well then why not?


why not? well that's why i suggest them i do realize that they're decent, but i just dont like them. i'll probably never buy a guitar in such a low price range, so it doesn't really affect me.
#17
^--- that guitar is 2.5x the price of the guitars this guy is looking at. while those guitars do sound great, humidity can really wreak havoc on the HPL back and sides.

i would strongly suggest getting the yamaha fg700s instead of either of those two guitars. the fg700s is the same price as that fender cd-60 and i like it considerably better than the yamaha f310 and the fender cd-60.
#18
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Neither, you can get a solid top Martin Dx1 for $500. Trust me, my buddy has one and it sounds amazing, better than my 64 Gibson!

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Martin-DX1-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=514814

Oh yeah, just what I want: a guitar made out of the grey, pulpy goo squeezed out of a machine and baked into a sheet, then applied with a wood grain sticker to make it appear as if its made out of wood. Solid top or not, it's not a guitar; it's a toy.
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#19
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Oh yeah, just what I want: a guitar made out of the grey, pulpy goo squeezed out of a machine and baked into a sheet, then applied with a wood grain sticker to make it appear as if its made out of wood. Solid top or not, it's not a guitar; it's a toy.


do they really put a wood grain sticker on it? cuz if that's the case, i have a whole new level of disgust for HPL.
#20
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do they really put a wood grain sticker on it? cuz if that's the case, i have a whole new level of disgust for HPL.

Yeah, it's classic. Under that cheap poly finish is a big sticker applied to every massive sheet of HPL. Once the poly and the sticker flakes away, you get to see nice big patches of grey matter all over your guitar. I've felt less ill picking up roadkill in front of my house than handling an X series.
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