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|Looking For A Life-long Guitar|
I've saved up around £500 for a good acoustic guitar that I can
hopefully continue using for the rest of my life (the way I see it,
constantly upgrading will be a lot more expensive than going
straight for something a little more pricey and not having to buy
another one). Thing is, I have no idea where to start with it and
I'm petrified of wasting the money on something that's barely
better than what I play already (Yamaha FG730S). I'd prefer one
which allows you to reach the higher frets. Does anyone have any
recommendations or know a site that could help?
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|Maybe try posting a new thread here: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=7|
|For a great acoustic you're going to have to shell out more money than that. Hate to break it to you. Seagull makes a decent acoustic solidbody in that price range, if you spend 500 on a laminate guitar I will come to your house and kick you in the ballsac. Never buy without playing first, you know common sense advice, but only you know what kind of sound your looking for. Solidbodies will "open up" as you play and as they age, which is a good quality to have in a "lifelong" guitar. Anyhow, I probably sound like a dick, but keep saving and get something that will get better with age and will make you a better guitar player. Taylor, Martin, Larrivee, Breedlove, Guild, Yamaha is making some great dreadnoughts right now. Best of luck, and buy something you won't regret.|
|Definitely go used, you can get so much more for your money. I second Seagull, I recently got an Artist Mosaic for $600 ($1200 new) and I'm in love with it. Any of the big names are good too, just try a lot of different ones out and see what sound you like more. Good luck!|
|Get a Larrivee.|
|Okay, used sounds like a plan, don't go laminate (had that already but oh well :P), stick to the big names.|
Oh, also that 500 pounds not dollars, the sign didn't show up for some reason, so I have a little more spending power. I'll start touring the local guitar shops tomorrow and start seeing which guitar I like and then go look it up and buy it online second-hand.
Thanks for the advice.
|Well i say Dont get a dreadnaught if you want to reach higher fretsduh. But i have an ibanez acoustic and i love it. People hate playing their acoustics after playing mine. But taylors really impress me. I Didnt know people thought so highly of seagulls. Oh, and my ibanez was only $300|
|IF you want new: My brother in-law swears by his Yamaha (I think it's a FG730S but could be wrong). He |
said it's the only newer guitar that he has tried at a lower price point that sounds good and is made
of decent materials. I'm only pointing out as he is really happy with it.
|sorry man, I didn't read your entire description. I can refer you to a couple of websites if you are interested. |
macnichol.com - this guy sells blemished guitars for a great price. He has pictures so you can see what you are getting, they are only minor cosmetic flaws with a Big discount.
notableguitars.com - guy sells larrivees from Montana, free shipping, and Montana doesn't have sales tax.
@omnipanzer: That's the guitar I already have. For the price it's pretty good but it never really clicked with me.
|I'd look for a used Taylor or Martin.|
|ahhhh, fuck me. Yah I see that in your description, damn it.|