#1
So my birthday is coming up, and my parents have offered to get me my next guitar for a gift. However, we're a bit strapped for cash lately, so I need to keep the price a little conservative, below $400 preferably.

That being said, I want a solid guitar, that will last me for a while. The tones I want to emulate are John Frusciante's solo work, Bright Eyes, and Gregory and the Hawk (Basically, folk and pop). I also just want a straight acoustic, no acoustic electrics.

Right now I'm looking at these few:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-D46S-Southwest-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Natural-wcase?sku=516868

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product?sku=519055V

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Limited-Edition-1963-AJ45-Round-Shoulder-Dreadnought-Acoustic?sku=512540

Which out of these is best? Any other suggestions?
Dickless.
#3
Quote by guitar/bass76
I personally say the masterbilt - will you have the chance to try these before hand?

The AJ-45, no. The other two are sold at a nearby store. I'm going to check them out this coming Friday.
Dickless.
#5
Quote by tona_107
stickies. read them. http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=337075

also i really respect your decision to keep the price down.

after checking the links, both of the epiphones are all wood so either of them will be good guitars.

$100 is a big difference, and I'd rather spend as much as I can without pressing my parents for money.

I'm leaning more towards the Masterbilt simply because of the look, though. I can't stand painted acoustics unless it's something really nice.
Dickless.
#6
Quote by MetalMilitia212
$100 is a big difference, and I'd rather spend as much as I can without pressing my parents for money.

I'm leaning more towards the Masterbilt simply because of the look, though. I can't stand painted acoustics unless it's something really nice.


fair enough, and i think you're making a good choice, judging by the site you linked....but otherwise i have not heard anything good/bad about them.

i don't get it...those guitars are more expensive than the ones i linked?
#7
Quote by tona_107
fair enough, and i think you're making a good choice, judging by the site you linked....but otherwise i have not heard anything good/bad about them.

i don't get it...those guitars are more expensive than the ones i linked?

And, chances are, higher quality.
Dickless.
#8
I vote for the Masterbilt. I've played many of them and have never been disappointed. The AJ-45 is not all solid wood. The body is mahogany laminate. Out of those choices, I pick the Masterbilt, hands-down.

If you get a chance, try to play a Seagull, too. Might spark your interest.
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#9
i'm not entirely certain what a "refurb" guitar would entail... but i am a fan of the epiphone masterbilt line.
#10
I would choose the masterbilt for sure. I played one in the store last week and was quite amazed at the quality, playability, and sound of the guitar. Definitely a winner. I personally don't like any of the Gibson body guitars at all. Every time I play one, I find that the low end strings sound muddy.
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#11
Quote by jimtaka
i'm not entirely certain what a "refurb" guitar would entail... but i am a fan of the epiphone masterbilt line.

Usually, on Musician's Friend, it means that they sent it out as a demo model, and it came back with fingerprints all over it and scratches on the pickguard. It's basically a gently used guitar or a store model.
Sincerely, Chad.
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