Acoustic Guitar?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by darkfish01, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. darkfish01


    Feb 11, 2005
    San Marcos, Tx
    Hello all. I've been playing bass guitar for a few months over a year, and I love it greatly. However, you can't exactly take it out to the country and play under a tree with it. Because of situations like this (among other things), I'm entertaining the thought of getting an acoustic guitar and taking a few lessons to get me on my feet. I was looking at an Ovation Applause (I tried it out at the local store; very nice attack). For a mere $200, how can I pass it up? Your thoughts?
  2. Try again and shop around. I like my ovation but it doesn't have that sound of a regular dreadnought. Maybe you could get a nice used guitar.
  3. I have to admit that I've never liked the Ovation sound or feel. I think there are a lot better guitars on the market. For inexpensive models, Yamaha and Fender have some decent stuff.

    Paul Mac
  4. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    MY friend bought a low end model Epiphone acoustic. It was $170 CAN brand new. I'll be damned, but it sounds great!
  5. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Research Seagull and Simon & Patrick.
  6. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    look into the used ovation celebrity's, their best guitar that may be able to be found in that price range used. Ive got a custom legend and everyone says that they play lightyears better than their lower price stuff so i might be inclined to say stay away from their lower stuff, though my experience hasnt been that way. def look used and have someone who knows be onhand becuase unlike an electric theres not much you can do once u own the guitar.
  7. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    I'd suggest going over to and checking out their acoustics if you want something cheap. I bought an "indiana" brand acoustic guitar-cost me $106 w/tax. Plays OK, sounds Ok. It's good enough for me.

    That's all
  8. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Yamaha typically offers some decent acoustics for the money - I'd look at a few of them, if I were you... I've got a classical and a 12 string by them, and they've been very good instruments... I can never get comfy with round backs, BTW - but YMMV... As for playing an acoustic - go for it - they're nice for writing AND entertaining... Besides playing bass, I do some acoustic stuff - it's been a big plus for me... Look for a sub $500 guitar that plays AND sounds "live" - if you look hard enough(and maybe get lucky), you might get a really nice instrument for $200 to $300... Take my advice: try to get a guitar you really like(take your time shopping, and play a few), instead of "settling" to make a fast buy - a quality acoustic guitar can last a lifetime, and become a best friend unequalled in entertainment value(besides gettin' ya some)... Takamine also offers some good values, too...

    - georgestrings
  9. bluemonk


    Dec 17, 2002
    I have an Applause that I haven't touched in years. They are not good guitars. The local music store just chuckled at it when I took it in for a trade... You can do much better.
  10. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    No idea how SX's are on this, but I heard they're decent...and I'v egot no idea if they have Agiles, but Agiles are really good (I love mine, even if it an electric...)
  11. Do you want a steel-string('folk')or nylon-string('classical')guitar? I can't fret chords very well on a steel-string because of the tight string spacing. Classical guitars are spaced much wider, & a lot easier for me to play. Just a thought. Also, there's a difference in the tone between the two.