#1
For some reason, every guitar you see that's over $100 has a damn cutaway. For some acoustic players it would be useful, but how many of you are really playing above the 12th fret on the high strings? However, to me, they most often make the guitar look like someone took a bite out of it. However, I'll admit that some acoustics have good looking cutaways (breedlove, some ibanezes)
#2
I don't mind it, I guess it's good to have it in case you need it.

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#4
I would kill for a Breedlove... that's a damn nice looking cutaway, indeed.

I play in that area a lot, my Dean isn't a cutaway but in times like that I do wish it was. I guess for acoustics it's primarily there for looks
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#5
There's nothing wrong with them, but I don't care for them.
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#6
i dont hate them but i defenetly prefer the look of non cutaways, they are very practical tho, i often play higher than the 12th fret and it makes it difficult without the cutaway.
#8
Shuk, I think its ironic that the guitar on your avatar has a cutaway
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#9
why hate cutaways, they look better and easier access to do leads
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Shuk, I think its ironic that the guitar on your avatar has a cutaway


lol me too
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#12
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For some reason, every guitar you see that's over $100 has a damn cutaway. For some acoustic players it would be useful, but how many of you are really playing above the 12th fret on the high strings? However, to me, they most often make the guitar look like someone took a bite out of it. However, I'll admit that some acoustics have good looking cutaways (breedlove, some ibanezes)


Over $100?
Add another zero on the end of that and maybe, but still, in all price ranges in not hard to find non cutaways, dunno what shops your in mate but i see more non cutaways than cutaways. And I like them alot, I use the higher frets enough for it to annoy me when all i have to play is non cutaways.
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Agreed.

Aesthetically, I used to love them. Now, however, I've become quite the purist. No cutaways or factory electronics for me.

I'm also mainly a strummer... so, what's the point, really?
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#16
cutaways are much better, usefull and better looking, just my opinion though
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#17
both of my acoustics are non-cutaways, and i really wish that at least one of them were. thats probably going to be one of the first things i look for if i ever buy a new one. it just makes playing a whole lot easier, and i like the way they look
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#18
my martin looks friggin amazing with a cutaway so failure
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#19
I like to putz around with my acoustics, not just strumming, so a cutaway gets a lot of use from me.
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#20
My dad has 2 acoustics, bot non-cutaways. Mine however is and it's a great change if you like playing on the high frets. It all really depends on playing style.
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#21
The cut-away was one of the reasons why I bought one of my acoustics, and its my favorite.
#22
I suppose it depends on what your requirements are.

If you want to play notes higher than the 14th fret, then you need a cutaway. Otherwise a full bodied guitar is for you.

I have to say though, that if you want a steel strung cutaway without electronics, ie a fully acoustic cutaway, then the choice is very limited as most cutaways tend to be fitted with pickups.
For what it's worth, a non cutaway, non electrified, jumbo acoustic is my personal favourite and that's what I've got.

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