I want an acoustic!

Discussion in 'Acoustic Soundboard' started by s5tuart, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    Ive decided I want an acoustic but I’m clueless about which one to get.
    I have a budget of around £300 for a used one unless I find a bargain Gibson Hummingbird :rolleyes: :D
    It will need a low and light action and sound good with skinny strings.
    I want to use it mainly for recording and perhaps a bit of songwriting, so please fire away with suggestions. :thumb:
     
  2. montemerrick

    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I want doesn't get young man. :D

    I'd look at some Yamaha and Takamine. I used them for gigging and recording, cheap, solid and reliable.
     
  4. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Silver Member

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    Everyone needs an acoustic. Happy shopping!
     
  5. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

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    I bought a new Martin Dreadnought Jr about a month ago. Good sound to me and under $500 USD
     
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  6. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    That’s one deep sided guitar Monte!!!:D
     
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  7. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Senior Stratmaster

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    Me too - it may be the best damn sounding acoustic I've found in that price range, for a basic dreadnought sound. It sounds just like my full size Martins, only softer. Plugged in, indistinguishable. And it may be THE best sounding travel size flattop.
     
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  8. ukoldgit

    ukoldgit Dr. Stratster

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    If you can find a Morris/Moridaira they are superb and they have an adjustable bridge, top quality MIJ instrument and a used one would be in your price range.
     
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    Wrighty Dr. Stratster

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    Had my Yamaha for 40+ years. Tried and bought others since, always come back to tge Yam. Matured nicely. Our singer has just bought a Yamaha electr-acoustic for around £300. Beautifully made, sounds good with or without plugging in and has a really comfy neck. Can’t go wrong IMHO
     
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  10. nutball73

    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

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    I'd recommend taking a look at Cort. I have a Cort Earth series 200GC and for the money it's a fantastic guitar. Solid spruce top, solid mahogany sides and back, with just a little abalone decoration (I prefer subtle). It's a small body, which is good for people used to electrics. I think I paid just under £300 brand new.

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  11. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Strat-Talker

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    Seagull with a cedar top. Love it.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I'm pretty sure that Cort made the "Fender" acoustic I had back in the late 90s. That is a nice guitar that now lives with my Grandson.
     
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  13. Hippieway

    Hippieway Strat-Talker

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    There are a lot of good guitars in that price range, there have already been some great suggestions here. I got my daughter a used Taylor Big Baby for $200 at Christmas. Nice guitar, I would have been happy to keep it myself.
    Everybody needs at least one acoustic.
     
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  14. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    In their price range I have always chosen a Yamaha .
     
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    IronSchef Senior Stratmaster

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    Yamaha and Seagull -- both have several models in your budget that are really nice. Look for a solid spruce top :)
     
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    I can attest to its lovely sound!
     
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    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

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    I think yours is in a different class though. My Cort is more of a "parlour" guitar - good for quiet places, finger picking etc. Your guitar has a whole lot more welly to it. What was it again?
     
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  18. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    I had an Epiphone Hummingbird that I really liked … but the tuners stripped out when they were new ! :(
     
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    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    Not known for my patience, I’m currently in the throes of hard negotiation for a Gibson Hummingbird!! :D:eek::whistling:
     
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    IronSchef Senior Stratmaster

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    I ordered an Epi Hummingbird last summer - and it had 2 bad tuners right out of the box. Very disappointing, I did not even get to hear it before I had to bring it back in (and they had no others at GC, had to go w/ a different brand)
     
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