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Silent Night 6 6 2005-02-12 03:38

Acoustics
 
I know nothing about acoustics and I've never owned one but I'm starting to get into them. Anyone recommend me a descent one for around $400-$500? I'd like one where the body is more rounded out and not big and bulky. I'd also like it to have a cutaway.

Something LOOKING like this:
http://www.martinguitar.com/guitars...OMC-16RE%20AURA

Kalmahswamp 2005-02-12 09:42

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent Night 6 6
I know nothing about acoustics and I've never owned one but I'm starting to get into them. Anyone recommend me a descent one for around $400-$500? I'd like one where the body is more rounded out and not big and bulky. I'd also like it to have a cutaway.

Something LOOKING like this:
http://www.martinguitar.com/guitars...OMC-16RE%20AURA

I'm not a fan of Martins...Chicken Picking Guitars :D

Try to find a cheap or used Taylor...to me, Taylors are the best sounding commercial acoustic guitars (which means im not including some private stock guitar for 40,000 dollars made it some guys basement)

oh, and dont underestimate Takamines...great guitars for a fairly cheap price

Slabbefusk 2005-02-12 09:58

Martins rock. Taylors are cool too.

guitar_demon 2005-02-12 10:42

i like the ovation guitars.

their backs are rounded off and very comfortable http://www.schoolmusic.co.kr/shop/g.../cs2571-137.jpg

younguitarist 2005-02-12 11:25

I have an ovation acoustic and it kicks ass. It's a gray ovation tangent series 7357.

Silent Night 6 6 2005-02-12 17:36

Yeah, I'm gonna have to go to G-center and look at some stuff. Just that I don't know where to begin, so I guess I'll just start looking in the price range.

arvina 2005-02-12 19:29

i recomend ovation too

BLS 2005-02-12 20:16

+1 for ovation

Dissection 2005-02-12 20:25

Maybe a Martin. Or an Ibanez elec acoustic, but I'm not sure what you are looking for (traditional or electric acoustic).

Kalmahswamp 2005-02-12 20:26

i had an ovation with an engleman spruce top (only 1000 made i believe) I traded it to my guitar teacher who owns a music store for a brand new Taylor 914 CE, i made about 1000 dollars on the trade :p

anyway, it was the only ovation i've ever played that sounded good, so im not really a huge fan of ovation, i dont like the rounded, plastic backs

arvina 2005-02-12 22:30

i do its much more comfortable.'specially sittin down

playitfaster 2005-02-13 03:08

yeah ovations are sweet. right now i just have a cheap epiphone acoustic, but i dont play acoustics much.

andrewc 2005-02-13 05:32

would these ovations be decent for 12 strings? i want a 12 stringer really bad.

Silent Night 6 6 2005-02-13 05:36

I'd rather prefer a traditional acoustic. Not acoustic/electric.

andrewc 2005-02-13 05:38

yeah, same here violent tights. A/Es are just....something about them that's very qwerty.

Silent Night 6 6 2005-02-17 19:09

So I'm looking at Ovations and, it's like plastic on the back....how does it sound?

MoonRaven 2005-02-17 21:01

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLS
+1 for ovation

^

brainsforbreakfast 2005-02-18 06:50

Damn, I want an 12 string pretty bad too. But they don't sell any around here, and the ones I see one the net could get me a decent tube amp price wise :eek:

blizzard_beast 2005-04-05 11:03

An excellent 12 Stringer is made by Eko, "Ranger" I think it was called. You can get them pretty cheap nowadays, for aroun 100.

sqol 2005-04-05 11:08

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent Night 6 6
So I'm looking at Ovations and, it's like plastic on the back....how does it sound?


The back of an acoustic guitar doesn't have much impact upon the tone, i did a design project for my Design Tech A-Level, and there have been guitars that have the back built from paper mache to prove it :P Its all about the wood used for the front... and the bridge :)


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