#1
Well, I'm in the hunt for a acoustic guitar at $300 or less. I know I should play them, but I just want to them if I should rule out any them for so and so reason. These are the choices I have.

Taylor Baby Taylor
Martin LXM Little Martin
Martin LX1 Little Martin
Yamaha FG730S
Yamaha FG720S
Washburn D10S

I'm a little nervous about the small size of the Taylors and Martins. However, the size of a "normal" size acoustic also is nerve racking. I'm probably going to play them at the store anyway. I'm used to a small guitar, as I have a crappy small sized guitar so it might be better. Any suggestions, ideas, tips, etc.?
#2
I think the little martins sound better than the baby taylor

I heard pretty good things about the yamahas too but I dont know its all about preference, I would go with the martin LXM but for sure go play them


also 300 dollar alvarezes are pretty good too
#3
you are never going to get a full guitar sound out of any of the little or baby series. However they do have there place they are decent little travel guitars think strumming chords in the back seat of a van on a road trip kinda thing or chilling around the campfire and jamming. If space is a limitation then yes they would be a viable option.

To say a normal sized guitar is a little cumbersome i believe that you are referring to a dreadnought size guitar. There are many different body styles other than dreadnought there is an anouncement at the top of the page that goes into this explanation quite well read it please it will show you the different sizes and shapes.

out of those guitars if i was looking for a full guitar sound that would last me a lifetime i would deffinitly go to the yamaha without question nice solid top and best bang for the buck in that list in my opinion.

if you can expand your price horizion just a bit more you can get into a takamine folk guitar with cutaway and they are awsome guitars for the price. i would look into playing those and if you like them ammend your list of guitars but again that is a personal choice only you can make.

i would deffinitly recommend giong to a large chain store and playing every guitar in your price range. Good luck.
Last edited by anita prs bad at Apr 20, 2008,
#5
Don't bother with cheap Taylors and Martins. You can get much better quality guitars with your money at that price range.
#6
Quote by Zelp
Don't bother with cheap Taylors and Martins. You can get much better quality guitars with your money at that price range.

Then what do you suggest I get?
#7
Quote by Zelp
Don't bother with cheap Taylors and Martins. You can get much better quality guitars with your money at that price range.


I agree.

Go for the yamaha or washburn on your list. they'll be better values than the cheap martins or taylors.
#8
Agreed. Martin and Taylor are not the only brand of acoustic guitar in the world. For under $300, you will NOT get much out of either. The X series has too many problems to mention, and the Baby Taylor is very overpriced. I'd recommend looking into the Yamahas on your list; they will offer the best value by far. Also, check out many different brands. The Epiphone Masterbilt series is fantastic, so is Blueridge and Silver Creek. Seagull might also be a good choice, depending on how wide you like your neck to be.

Play the guitar before you buy it, but also do your research.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#9
If you want a Martin or Taylor, save for the upper models (Taylor 300 series or Martin D-18 and higher).

If you want something in a lower range, look elsewhere - like Epiphone, Tacoma, Guild (great guitars) or something YOU think plays well and sounds good - with as much solid wood on it as you can afford.
- Fender, Taylor, Martin, Ibanez, Ramirez, Marshall, Boss, Morley, Mesa/Boogie, Univox, Shure, Monster, Dunlop, Seymour Duncan, DiMarzio, Lace, Sperzel, DW, Tama, Zildjian, and a little Johnnie Walker
#10
How about a Silver Creek D-170?

Right now, my choices are

Washburn D10S
Yamaha FG720S/FG730S
Silver Creek D-170
#11
The Silver Creek is the solid one out of that lot. I'd go with the Silver Creek. I've played them and found them to be a fantastic value. Thanks be to outsourcing.
Sincerely, Chad.
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