#1
I'm looking for an acoustic guitar! My price range is $700-$1000.

Some of my favorite influences:

Andy Mckee
Jack Johnson
Don Ross
Nicholas Barron

if that helps any :P
#2
if your just gunna play at home... and if your just gunna play acoustic.. dont spend more then 200 dollars.
#3
Andy McKee uses $3700 and $7300 guitars from both Andrew White and McCollum Guitars, respectively. I believe he exclusively uses spruce tops, so I'd invest in at least an all-solid guitar from possibly Martin or Taylor. I'd also save up about $500 extra, so that you can get at least in the $1500 range, which is the better range for both makers.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#4
Quote by pepsi1187
if your just gunna play at home... and if your just gunna play acoustic.. dont spend more then 200 dollars.


I strongly disagree. I play acoustic mostly at home(sometimes on stage)... but for the most part, at home. If you have an ear for the sound of an acoustic guitar like I do, then you'll realize that no matter how good of a deal you can get for $200, the guitar's sound and feel are subpar to a good, all solid wood guitar. Getting a good guitar DEFINITELY makes the experience that much better.

Anyway, like chad said, if you can save up the a martin 15 series or up, or a taylor 300 series would be a good choice.

If you do not wish to spend that much, or cannot save up that much, then consider Seagull, Guild's GAD series, Epiphone's Masterbilt series, and Takamine.
#5
Quote by captivate
I strongly disagree. I play acoustic mostly at home(sometimes on stage)... but for the most part, at home. If you have an ear for the sound of an acoustic guitar like I do, then you'll realize that no matter how good of a deal you can get for $200, the guitar's sound and feel are subpar to a good, all solid wood guitar. Getting a good guitar DEFINITELY makes the experience that much better.

Anyway, like chad said, if you can save up the a martin 15 series or up, or a taylor 300 series would be a good choice.

If you do not wish to spend that much, or cannot save up that much, then consider Seagull, Guild's GAD series, Epiphone's Masterbilt series, and Takamine.

I only made my suggestions in regard to the sound he was looking for. Short of custom work, a Martin is his best option. In fact, I wouldn't vote for the 15 series with the sound he wants. At least a D-18 is his best option.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#6
Quote by Chad48309
I only made my suggestions in regard to the sound he was looking for. Short of custom work, a Martin is his best option. In fact, I wouldn't vote for the 15 series with the sound he wants. At least a D-18 is his best option.


hmm.. yea. i think i can agree with you on the 15 series. the sound is very... "folk". i love the guitar, but i dont like that sound quality of it myself.

i was just trying to suggest guitars since you mentioned spending around $1500. haha.
#7
Quote by captivate
hmm.. yea. i think i can agree with you on the 15 series. the sound is very... "folk". i love the guitar, but i dont like that sound quality of it myself.

i was just trying to suggest guitars since you mentioned spending around $1500. haha.

Yeah, that was my bad. I understated it.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#8
Bottom of the line Taylor or Takamine or a Yamaha f series possible? Maybe somebody else can add to my comment..
#9
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Bottom of the line Taylor or Takamine or a Yamaha f series possible? Maybe somebody else can add to my comment..


Baaaaeeeeed idea. The Yamaha fg series is good, and the Takamine Gsomething around $300 is good as well.
#10
Quote by craigcochrane
Bottom of the line Taylor or Takamine or a Yamaha f series possible? Maybe somebody else can add to my comment..



i disagree on the taylor. avoid them like the plague. you pay $700 for a guitar not even made of solid wood or even a special laminate like Seagulls? that's a bad deal. if you can get a pre-laminate 100 or 200 series, then you're getting your money's worth, but other than that, no. i would avoid low end taylors and martins.
#11
pre 2007 200 sereis taylor actually is made out of solid wood. 100 series is always laminate on the back and sides. and as far as special laminate sorry thats all marketing hype the sapale laminate taylor is all sapele while i realize the seaull throws a piece of cherry in the middle. it is the glue between the layers that causes it to not vibrate like one solid peice of wood not the wood combination or lack thereof.

yes while i love my 110 taylor i would not pay full retail ever i got mine for 400 thank god although it does have a nice hard ebony bridge and fingerboard something not found on to many guitars under 500 dollars

if you find you like the taylor tone then a 3 series is in my opinion the best way to start.

GA3 grand adutorium body style sapelle back side sitke spruce top
GC3 grand concert " " " " "
DN3 dreadnought " " " " "
i personally own a 110 and i currently saving up 999 dollars for a ga3 so it actually falls within your budget right now
#12
get a breedlove. they're fairly new, but they sound awesome, and for $700-$1000, you could get a real nice one.
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#13
Look at the Blueridge BR-160 or BR-140. Solid wood guitars with outstanding tone. Also look at the Epiphone Masterbilt and the Parkwood Guitars (Guitar Centers and Musicians Friend)
#14
looking at the first comment to you question i would totally disagree...if you are serious about playing spend as much as you can.....and i reckon if you spend 700 now and keep it up in 5years you'll be upgrading to something more expensive anyway. no matter what people say on this forum, generally you have to pay for a quality indstrument. otherwise everyone would be palying on 200 quid kit