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Cheap Acoustics
« on: October 12, 2011, 11:47:22 PM »
I've been thinking about finally picking up an acoustic. I really don't have a wealth of experience with them though or know what much to look for in them. I haven't even really played one in a long time.

Anyone know of any decent value brands at the low end of the spectrum?

I remember a friend of mine once had a super cheap Suzuki that was tremendous. From what I've tried of Washburns, they seem to be fairly decent value too.

Also, any pointers for what to be looking for in a reasonable acoustic would be awesome.
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Re: Cheap Acoustics
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 02:15:55 PM »
How cheap is cheap? I bought my epiphone for 140 Euros and it's a great guitar.
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Re: Cheap Acoustics
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 04:16:18 PM »
Quote from: "bjr"
How cheap is cheap? I bought my epiphone for 140 Euros and it's a great guitar.
That would qualify as cheap. Basically I'm looking in the range of about a few hundred dollars.

I'd be willing to spend a little more further down the road if it was for a significant quality upgrade, but right now, even that is pushing my spending limits a bit. Next semester I might get something if I can find a source of income here.
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Re: Cheap Acoustics
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 05:52:29 PM »
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/ ... ric-guitar

I'd recommend this one but I was iffy about buying guitars online. I got a great piece but it is possible that I just got lucky. I think you should try this out at a store if you have one nearby.
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Re: Cheap Acoustics
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2011, 05:09:32 AM »
I'm gonna head to the local store here one of these days. Not sure if they carry epiphone though.

There is a guy in the area with an Ibanez on Craigslist. He's asking $160 o.b.o with case. "Must sell" type thing. I'm really tempted to give him a shitty offer at like $100 or something. I haven't played it so I wouldn't be comfortable paying more but for $100 I could handle that.
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Re: Cheap Acoustics
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 12:45:43 AM »
Is there any major difference between a solid top acoustic and one with solid top, back, and sides? Obviously the tone would be better but how much? Am I really going to notice it?

I've decided that I'm going to at least get the solid topped if I get it. I'm afraid to spring for solid everything though since that will bring the price up to at least $600 unless I luckily find one used for cheap.