#1
I am an electric player. Most stuff i play tends to be metal, rock, thrash.

But im seriously liking Oasis and other such bands that have an acoustic rythm. Especially some solo stuff.

I do however, have MINIMAL cash. And have seen one or two cheap ass guitars on eBay.

I know a solid top is better, but how much difference am i gonna hear between that and a spruce (laminated) top?

Here is the guitars i have found and need to choose between;

Guitar 1

Guitar 2

Guitar 3


Thanks for any thoughts, opinions and/or advice.
#2
you should save up to $200 and get an Electric Acoustic, they have a really nice ibanez one at guitar center.
#3
You wont get anything anywhere near decent for under 100 bucks. I'd say you check out the good guitars under 300 thread here at the top of the forum.


EDIT: You won't get any decent electric acoustics for under 300 either.
#4
Second post makes me laugh no lie.

I wouldn't worry about acoustic/electrics by the way. I would go with what Confusius said and look at the guitars under 300 thread. Other then that I don't think I could help you and same with everyone else unless you give us how much you can spend.
#5
Sod getting electro acoustics,you can always install an acoustic pickup later

How long have you been playing by the way?
Tanglewood make some nice acoustics;mine was £200 and I love it
#6
Agreed. You'll get a great deal more for you money if you just buy a solid-top acoustic and install a pickup later. There is a very large difference between solid and laminate tops.

Edit: you should reconsider getting a painted acoustic. While it may look "t3h br00tals," it does nothing to help your tone. In fact, paint dampens your tone a great deal and turns a decent guitar into a piss poor one. That, and I can't imagine anyone would take you seriously.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#8
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Agreed. You'll get a great deal more for you money if you just buy a solid-top acoustic and install a pickup later. There is a very large difference between solid and laminate tops.

Edit: you should reconsider getting a painted acoustic. While it may look "t3h br00tals," it does nothing to help your tone. In fact, paint dampens your tone a great deal and turns a decent guitar into a piss poor one. That, and I can't imagine anyone would take you seriously.


Agreed. Laminate sounds like punched in balls. Do yourself a favour and just buy Solid wood the first time. If you buy laminate and start to get into acoustic you'll regret it.
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#9
ahh, well i guess i wasnt clear enough in my first post.

I just want a ****ty acoustic that i can take to parties/gatherings and basically something i dont need an amp for.

But thanks for the replies. I will eventually invest in a decent acoustic, but for now i just want something i can afford. £50 = my bank balance lol.
#10
^well if your just ganna get a ****ty acoustic why the hell do you need other peoples advice just go get a ****ty one and just leave it at that. Do you really need help getting a ****ty acoustic there all practicly the same for the money your investing so just go out and find one you think looks pretty.
#11
Though I don't agree with the-kid44P's lack of tact, he's still right. If your intention is to buy the lowest budget acoustic you can, you could do this on your own with almost no research.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#12
Yeah, you can't exactly be fussy when you're only going to drop 50 squids on a guitar.