Find me an acoustic guitar
January 29, 2013 7:46 AM
posted by uncleozzy (13 comments total)
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We've done it before
(more than once
), but maybe we can talk acoustic guitars again.
It's time to replace the terrible Washburn that I hate--which was cheap enough and is a big enough pain that I'd rather dump it than spend money and time on a good setup and some love for it.
There will likely be a little cash flowing into the music account this year (but probably more flowing out), but I don't think I can sleep at night spending more than $1400 or so on this instrument (even that will likely keep me up a night or two).
Can I get a better-than-average acoustic-electric (will sometimes be used for performance; I like to record the DI sometimes) in that price range? Everybody makes one--Taylor, Martin, and Breedlove will give me solid wood for $1200-$1400, Takamine more like $1000 (which will get me laminated sides/back from the rest)--but are they any good in this range, or do I need to make the choice between a $700 workhorse and a $3000 studio queen?
I'll likely spend the next week or two playing everything I can find locally, but I'm trying to set expectations appropriately. Have you folks played any great/terrible guitars lately?