#1
Hey, are there any Martin guitars that are acoustic electric and have a cutaway and are under $900?
#2
You could probably get a 15 series for around $900, but it won't have a cutaway or electronics.

And you probably don't want to buy any martin below the 15 series.
#3
i'm pretty sure you can get something in the x series with a cutawawy and pickup for under $900... but i wouldn't really recommend doing that. there are better guitars out there that fit your specifications... and none of them are Martins.
#4
yea, the martin 15 is probably your best bet. not sure if it's under $900 though. might be a little over depending on tax in your area.
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#6
Quote by jimtaka
i'm pretty sure you can get something in the x series with a cutawawy and pickup for under $900... but i wouldn't really recommend doing that. there are better guitars out there that fit your specifications... and none of them are Martins.


And none of them are Taylors, either.
#7
Quote by deltacross

Good fucking God. I got my 110 for $350.

If you're just into the Martin name, you could try a Martin X series, as someone else said, but those don't generally see a lot of love around here. If you like it though, go for it.

I'd recommend looking into Seagulls, Yamahas, and maybe an old Sigma-Martin if you can find one.
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#8
I think the real question we should ask him is "Why does it have to be a Martin?"
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#9
Quote by Flying Couch
Good fucking God. I got my 110 for $350.


really??.. well, that's very nice man.. i just got the link from musician's friend.. hehe..


yeah, why martin?
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#10
I would actually buy a 15 series over a 300 series taylor any day. there's not much richness in the sound of a taylor IMO. they sound thin. very thin. at $900 i would probably look into a GAD-50 though.
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#11
The more I play the 000-15, the more I'm pleased with its all-mahogany tone. It's such a nice complement to the spruce/rosewood combo that I have with my other guitar.
#15
Quote by Chad48309
I think the real question we should ask him is "Why does it have to be a Martin?"


Someone had recommended Martin to me. I'm more of a Taylor and Breedlove fan. But I thought I would just ask around on the Martin.
#16
Quote by zambo9
Someone had recommended Martin to me. I'm more of a Taylor and Breedlove fan. But I thought I would just ask around on the Martin.


Just out of curiosity, do you own specific models from Taylor or Breedlove? That would give a good frame of reference to compare some Martin models against.
#17
Quote by TokyoNeko
Just out of curiosity, do you own specific models from Taylor or Breedlove? That would give a good frame of reference to compare some Martin models against.

No. I own an Alvarez acoustic. I believe I own something in the Regent series.
#18
Hmm, okay, I figured you might own one if you're a fan of them, but oh well.

So most of the guitars already mentioned would be significant upgrades from what you have, as the Regent series is Alvarez's low-end lineup.
#19
Why Martin? I think Taylor produce much more clean sound.. Althought Martin is up there too, I 'd go with the Taylor... I'm planning to get the taylor 200 GA and its as pure and clean as any guitar out htere...

just imo
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