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Unread 02-06-2001, 04:12 PM   #1
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What would you say is the best affordable accoustic guitar for a beginner (although I'm not really a beginner). I don't need an expensive guitar. I already have a fender strat, and I just want an accoustic guitar to play around with at home.

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By guess would be to get a lower end Takamine. They are great guitars, even more so on the lower end models. I would assume that you would want a guitar that could last you a while, and these guitars will. Also, dont get a "name" guitar, like a martin or taylor. Too much of the cost is paying for the name. They are exquisite instruments, but not fairly priced in our kind of price ranges.

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Yes, I would suggest a Takamine. I have a Jasmine (by Takamine) and it only cost $100, yet it is a great guitar!
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Are Takamine guitars the ones that have the hole off the center? I don't know much about guitars.
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Umm... I don't think mine has a hole off the center. It looks pretty much like a normal guitar.
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Unread 02-06-2001, 07:35 PM   #6
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You might also want to check out a Yammaha. I
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I got a Fender acoustic for about $200, not a bad "beginner" guitar at all.
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I would recommend pretty much what everybody else did, but I'd add Dean guitars, too. I've heard good things about their acoustics. Takamine's and their lower-end Jasmine's are great guitars...never played a bad one personally. Fender makes an acoustic that sells for around $179 with a natural satin finish that plays great IMO. Oh yeah...the guitars you mentioned with the hole off-center is probably either a Tacoma or a McPherson guitar...those are the only two that I know of besides Ovations (which some have 15 small holes, but those are the only Ovation's w/off-center soundholes). Anywhoo, hope I helped.

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Thanks for all the replies. I would like to keep the price under $150, or even $100 if you can get a decent guitar at that price.
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If you are looking that cheap, I'd take a Washburn. Like Takamine's they sound much better than their price implies. Save on the guitar, but always splurge on the strings.

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Believe it or not, they actually sell guitars on http://www.priceline.com
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Check out Yamaha....Really nice value....alverez...I love mine! For a begginer guitar...dean looks REALLY nice.....Dont go with ovation or one of those cheap electric/acoustics....
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Amen, Ben. I still get brain frazzled trying to figure out why Ovation guitars sell... ???

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Is any of the mentioned guitars a cutaway guitar? It would be nice to be able to play on high frets. Or is it too much of a sacrifice of sound? Or are there no cutaway guitars at such a low price? Also, can you plug those guitars into an amp?
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I would say they all have at least one model that is a cutaway, not too sure on that. Yammaha definatly has cutaway models.
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