today was my first day of guitar class at high school, and the teacher said i could play bass. he's having all the guitarists bring in acoustics since he doesnt want to deal with keeping 30 amps safe, but he said i could play electric if i needed to, since i dont have an ABG. this is my chance to get my parents to be ok with me buying an ABG, since i finally have an excuse to buy one. im thinking about either the: michael kelly dragonfly or the takamine eg512c these two seem to be the most popular for under $500, and since i really have no experience with ABGs, thats kinda what im going with. which of these (or any others) would you recommend (for somewhere around those prices)for someone looking for a good acoustic volume and tone for class, but also a good plugged in sound for band practice? also, i know they will probably need setups when they arrive, but are they reliable after that?