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post Jun 17 2008, 05:35 AM
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Hi, my name is Jon and I'm thinking of picking up an acoustic-electric down the line, but would like some help on deciding which guitars are good.

Basically I'm looking for something that isn't too expensive, but has a decent sound. If finish doesn't play a big role on how the guitar sounds, then maybe that could help cut out cost? I'm still fairly new to guitar or haven't really been practicing so I guess there'd be no point in going all out and buying a really expensive one, but I'd also like to have one that I could just keep on playing when I get better. In terms of price range, if possible nothing over a thousand.

Would anyone happen to have any recommendations for brand or a specific guitar? If I was too general, sorry about that, but would clarify anything I might've missed.
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post Jun 17 2008, 11:47 AM
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I'm not too sure what do you mean by acoustic-electric. Do you mean hollow body electric (with pickups), or wired acoustic guitar?


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post Jun 17 2008, 03:01 PM
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If you are talking about acoustic guitar with amplification (piezo pickup), I can recommend Washburn acoustic guitars, as they have several alternatives and price ranges, being in general a good deal for the price paid.

The one I have is EA20-SDL. You can see how it sounds in a noise pub, recorded over a photo camera here tongue.gif
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei57fG-rsNs
I am playing the lead. If you go to minute 2, you can see the solo and the real character of this guitar (cool treble sound).

I am telling character, because that's one thing you should be aware about acoustic guitars (actually guitars in general). For instance the model I have does not make a folk sound, if that's what you looking for.

Also, take your time to gather information and make your decision. If you find that the guitar you really want is like up to 1.5 the budget you have now, just wait a few more months and gather the money. It is better to delay the buying than being not fully satisfacted after a couple of months.

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post Jun 20 2008, 04:41 PM
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Ivan: Sorry for the late reply. I guess I meant an acoustic with pickups.

Gus: Thanks Gus. I'll check out those Washburn guitars. On the 1.5 price range though, are takamine's a good guitar to pick up on? I guess it'll be a lot easier to tell which guitar I'd like if I actually go inside a store and try it. I just wanted to ask incase they didn't have the guitar I want and I'd have to order online.
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post Jun 20 2008, 05:01 PM
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Do not order a guitar on-line!
Try it, feel it, play it first.
Then buy one you like the feel of. smile.gif


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post Jun 20 2008, 05:10 PM
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I agree. Do not ever buy a guitar you did not try before. Even if you choose to buy online, try it on a real shop first.

Takamine have good reputation, but I can't say much because I only played one from a friend. It was an entry level Jasmine. It had good sound but not that easy to play.


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