Re: I have $400 to spend on an acoustic, maybe $500
- From: Lucius O'Toole IV <noahlib@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 01:38:43 GMT
You won't have to settle for plywood at all if you buy a used guitar. Nor will you have to wait for it to reach its optimal "played-in" sound. If you go used, you can definitely get a Martin, a Taylor, a Larivee if you're a little patient and if you can shop where there are a few competitive guitar stores (or better yet, a Craigslist and a good luthier to set up whatever you buy). Here's another idea: call all the luthiers in town, especially the ones who aren't affiliated with big stores. These guys often have a nice rack of guitars they've fixed up, and the bonus is the guitar's already had the tech treatment. Now if you feel more comfortable going with a new guitar, try the new Blueridges or Art & Lutherie -- good smaller-name guitars that seem to get a lot of respect these days.
On 2005-11-07 17:58:37 -0600, Horace Caulk <Horace@xxxxxxx> said:
I just sold a guitar on Ebay, and now have $400 to spend on an acoustic guitar. I might be able to push the budget to $500 if it is a guitar I love. I would like some direction on what to look at. I know I will have to settle for a laminate back and side at thsi price. I wish I could get the Martin D15, but I don't think I can slip that much extra money past the wife.
What I plan to use the guitar for is your basic sing alongs, campfire stuff, nothing serious. I really want something with nice low action, no cheese cutters. I realize I am not going to get the sound of a solid wood model, but sounding decent would be nice too.
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