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Riverwolf
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Hello all,
I have decided to buy a third guitar. I am looking at the acoustic-electric's. The reason being that I can no longer play any acoustic's that I have tried due to my bad shoulders. The problem is the "thickness". My electric does not seem to bother me much. I am going to hang onto my acoustic for awhile, waiting on a modern - medicine miracle LOL!
Anyway I am looking at the 3 - $400.00 range and could go alittle higher. I plan to buy thru my local Guitar Center and new, but both of those choices could change depending on what you all suggest. I would like something that plays easy like my electric. On my last visit they had a YAMAHA for I think 300 - 350?
Thanks in advance.


   
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steves6
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Start hittin the stores, Play everything in your price range. Buy the one that 'speaks' to you!

I'm seein alot of good stuff on craigs list these days too,

Good huntin!


   
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Riverwolf
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Thanks.
My problem with buying used is that I could easily overlook a defect.
I am going to go in and play for 20-30 min which is enough time to know if my shoulders can handle it.
Interestingly, my grand daughter came to spend the night and brought her Yamaha 3/4 size (?)
It was not only smaller but also thinner, and I was able to play some with no pain.


   
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Jim BoDean
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I was looking for a second guitar a couple of years ago and picked up one of these. Now I use it more than my other one:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/ibanez-aeg20e-flamed-sycamore-top-acoustic-electric-guitar

If you get a chance, try one of these. The body is much narrower than a typical acoustic. It sounds good plugged or unplugged.


   
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DoReMiFa
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This is worth a try: http://www.godinguitars.com/godinacousticaster.htm

Not super loud when not plugged in though, but the touch is just like an electric... The sound is AMAZING!

I have this one: http://www.godinguitars.com/godin5thavenuekingpinp.htm It plays very well, not as loud as a wide-body acoustic but loud enough to not need an amp all the time. Try these out, you won't be sorry...

Download a bunch of cheat sheets and posters: http://stevesmusiclist.com/


   
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