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duffmaster
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I'm getting a job this summer, probobly working for three hours a night at a familly run grocery store, but heck, I'm not going to have to pay for gas, rent, my food, all that good stuff. Basically everything I get out of my pay check is mine. Thats what my parents told me. With minimum wage pushing 7 dollars, I should be getting some money. Like 4 to 5 dollars an hour after taxes right? 12 dollars a night for 5 days a week. 60 bucks. Olus I already have some money saved up, figure I might as well think about the needs guitar wise.

So I've been thinking about getting another or a new acoustic. But I have no clue what brands make what. I currently have a fender FG700S, which is a decent acoustic, but I have my complaints. I'm not satisfied with the action of the Yamaha, it could be nicer, and its a bit bassy for my liking.

Here are some of the brands I'm looking at.

Epiphone
Ibanez
Seagull
Blueridge
Washburn

Any other suggestions to look at, and what do people think of the brands above?

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BarnaBus RoX
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Hi

I asked a very simular question awhile ago ...

You will get many varing answers , but in the end my advise is to buy the one that feels right for you ..

I know that does not sound like much advise at all , but you will know which guitar you want from the very first time you pick it up ..

Hilch

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Alan Green
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Best head off to the guitar shop for a couple of hours one afternoon and play a few before you head off to the evening job. Do it a few times and you'll have some idea of what you might be after.

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A :-)

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lotto king
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I agree with Alan and Hilch here I am affraid ...

Try before buy , Buy what you really really like ..

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Musenfreund
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Look at Alvarez as well.

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slejhamer
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I'll second Alvarez's mid-priced guitars.

And some of the lower-priced Breedloves are very nice.

"Everybody got to elevate from the norm."


   
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Dan Lasley
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I'll throw Takamine on the list, as they sound pretty good in our house.


   
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Primeta
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Try the Guild GAD series and some Taylors as well. Don't limit yourself to what you think you can afford.

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duffmaster
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What kind of woods should I be looking for for a bright sound?

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Off He Goes
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I'm also acoustic hunting too. Just made up my mind today to actually go for it. I'm looking for my second acoustic. I'm going to try some used Washburns, Seagulls, and Alvarez's in the $500 zone. I love used acoustics more then anything. I'm going to try other brands also, but they are the three I'm looking out for.

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Tim_Madsen
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What kind of woods should I be looking for for a bright sound?

Spruce top Mahogeny back and sides.

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Robbie
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Nobody ever mentions Norman guitars, made by the same co. as Art&Lutherie, Seagull,Godin etc. I have a B20. It is a great guitar. I think they are very good value for your buck.. Maybe they don't sell these in the USA?
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slejhamer
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Spruce top on maple back/sides is very bright. I've only seen it in jumbos, but there may be other body types that use that combo. My Alvarez 12-string jumbo is spruce+maple and I love the bright, ringing chime-like tone.

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Off He Goes
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Nobody ever mentions Norman guitars, made by the same co. as Art&Lutherie, Seagull,Godin etc. I have a B20. It is a great guitar. I think they are very good value for your buck.. Maybe they don't sell these in the USA?
Robbie

I'm a big fan of Normans. I like the whole Lasido guitar line though.

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