Recommend acoustic guitar <$300?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by chuck norriss, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    Acoustic or aeg please.
    Just want some opinions. I know it's required to go in to sam ash etc and try them all.
  2. Personally I like the Ovation guitars (the Applause series is good too) although the Fender Elvis Presley Acoustic is on sale for $200 and it might be a good idea to pick it up while its $200 off
  3. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    Ovation--plastic back?
  4. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Go used and get a seagull, norman or art and lutherie (Godin's brands).

    Wrong subforum by the way.
  5. gr8bassplayer


    Feb 12, 2013
    Yamaha makes nice but cheaper guitars
  6. Yeah (I actually prefer the rounded back) but I've also played some Takamines that were good
  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Central Texas

    What'chu talkin' 'bout, Willis?

  8. Yamaha. I ALWAYS recommend them. After 3 years of bass and just kinda derping around on guitar, I decided I finally wanted to get an acoustic guitar. From my experience at my local pawn shop, they made guitars with great value on their lower end guitars. Got one just last Christmas, and my good friend, who is a great guitar player and has been playing for 7 years, loves my acoustic to death. And he owns a Taylor worth 3 times as much.

    Go with whatever you like, but if you're curious, this is my model:
  9. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I love the wide neck of a nylon stringed classical. Good ones are kinda pricey. A decent used one will probably run around $100.00 or so.
  10. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    Yep, or Simon & Patrick; another Godin brand. Probably made side by side with the Seagull. I believe it is the same guitar with a more "Martin" looking headstock.
  11. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    This is EXACTLY what I was going to say. They are amazingly well made guitars but for some reason don't hold their value as well as some others. If you can find a used Godin brand (the ones listed above and also Simon & Patrick) then you would be getting a great deal on a really nice guitar.

    Edit : Turock beat me to it!
  12. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Central Texas
    IIRC the S&Ps have a narrower nut than their respective Seagull models, plus the headstock difference.

    (Edit) #%*] autocorrect!
  13. NightTripper


    Oct 20, 2011
    I have a Fender CD60CE. It's acoustic-electric with a single cutaway for access to the upper frets. It's just shy of $300, comes with HSC, and sounded MUCH better than the other guitars in its price range that I tried out (IMO). Plugged in, the pickup isn't great but is usable. Acoustic, it sounds great and definitely does not sound like a cheap guitar.

    Great bang for the buck. And it's pretty! Mine has great figuring on the pseudo-mahogany back.
  14. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    Yamaha FG7?0S. Theres a 700, 720, and 730, I just cant recall exactly how much they all cost, but the 700 is $200.
  15. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    Wow thanks for the respondeds
  16. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
  17. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    Anyone have experience / opinion on old USA guitars: sears Kay silvertone etc? They look fantasy but that don't mean they can. Worth the risk of online buying or forget about it just go to chain store try every godin &yamaha?
  18. jazzercountry

    jazzercountry Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    You should check out Recording King/Loar/Blueridge, or Walden.
  19. sricks3


    Dec 6, 2007
    Augusta, GA
    It's hard to go wrong with a used Seagull. Just check it for any major issues like cracks or warped neck.

    There are actually some pretty nice Alvarez or Epiphone guitars available cheap, especially used. The sheer number of different models offered by those companies over the years (and the fact that quite a few were crap) means that you have to try each instrument individually. That's another thing that I appreciate about Seagull; they seem to always have the same, (relatively) small selection of models.
  20. sricks3


    Dec 6, 2007
    Augusta, GA
    Oh, and +1 for Blueridge. They've got a couple of models at the very low end that aren't great, but their middle-of-the-line and up are quite good and should be available used for cheap.