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(@u2bono269)
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a company called Silver Lake makes solid topped dreadnaughts with the maple back and sides. I saw one for like $350 in the Sweetwater catalog.

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(@twistedlefty)
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Blueridge is making some of the nicest full wood construction guitars available today. their solid top w/laminate sides/backs are very nice as well
http://www.sagamusic.com/catalog/products.asp?CategoryID=2&FamilyID=2&BrandID=5

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(@u2bono269)
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im sorry, it's MAPLE LAKE, not silver lake...my apologies...Wechter makes them

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(@duffmaster)
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I was looking at those guitars Bono, they look like nice A/E for the price.

Its all comming down to woods gentlemen

Agathis
Lacewood
Mahagany

Those are all I could find in the maple lake series.

What I would really like is a chart that goes from bassiest to brightest of all the woods out their. I mean all of them. Even the exotics. I've never even heard of lacewood before.

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(@u2bono269)
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maple is king for brightness. i think koa does pretty well with it too. mahogany would prolly be your second bet, along with any woods that have similar qualities. Also, if you wanna lose basiness, don't look at dreadnaughts.

and for top woods, you pretty much only want Spruce. Cedar won't give you the bright sound you're after.

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(@duffmaster)
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Instead of dreadknot, what are my options. All I've ever seen are dreadknots and cutaways, and then classicals.

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(@u2bono269)
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there are a ton of sizes of guitars. Dreadnaughts are the bassiest, as they are designed to project the most bass and volume. Jumbos are the biggest and they provide volume and brightness because the are usually made out of maple and spruce (check out Parkwood's Jumbo...around $600..WONDERFUL instrument.)

there are smaller sizes, such as grand concerts, grand auditorium etc etc.

http://www.sweetwater.com/shop/guitars/acoustic/buying-guide.php

this page looks pretty good and explains the different woods used as well as body styles. check it out

i think you will want a guitar that is similar to Martin's 000 style of guitar. you can find it on http://www.martinguitar.com . go to the choose your martin section and browse from there

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(@duffmaster)
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The 000 looks right to me.

The 000X1 was the only one they had in my price range. I'll probobly end up buying one used off ebay or something.

How do I know if a guitar is considered close to 000. If found that martin on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/Martin-Acoustic-Model-000X1-Auditorium-W-Hard-Case-NR_W0QQitemZ7418429974QQcategoryZ33028QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It's beautiful, but 400 is a lot, I wasn't looking to spend much over 300.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Martin-000-X1-acoustic-electric-guitar_W0QQitemZ7417545578QQcategoryZ33028QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

that ones 350.

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(@u2bono269)
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methinks some companies call that auditorium or grand auditorium sized...taylor for instance. other than that, just compare body shapes against a photo of the Martin 000 guitars and see if it's the same.

i have the dreadnaught version of that guitar...the DX1...i'm playing it as we speak and it's a tremendous guitar.

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Blueridge is making some of the nicest full wood construction guitars available today. their solid top w/laminate sides/backs are very nice as well
http://www.sagamusic.com/catalog/products.asp?CategoryID=2&FamilyID=2&BrandID=5

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(@gnease)
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Not flashy, and oft forgotten, but worth a try: Yamaha

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(@duffmaster)
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i have the FG700S by Yamaha

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(@rahul)
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Washburn D10S - 200 $ , and it comes with a hardshell + limited lifetime warranty.


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(@cjmac)
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I just got an Epiphone Masterbuilt ef-500m. The m being mahogony back and sides. I took it out of its case (with built in hydrometer) and just went WOW for like 5 minutes. Its beautiful, you can get one on ebay between $300-$400 dollars nowadays. But go to a music store and check it out first, it has a V shaped neck that is a little funny at first.

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(@racetruck1)
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I picked up a Washburn D21S in a local music shop on sale for about $185.00. Its a no frills solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, rosewood on mahogany neck, and it's probabily one of the best sounding and playing acoustics I've ever had, and I've had a few including Yamahas, Fenders, Arias, AYs,...etc! Good treble, solid bass. All I had to do was replace the nut and bridge with bone and I'll stack this guitar against ones costing four times more. No trouble and a lifetime warranty. Oh, by the way, it also comes with Grover tuners as stock! If you can, try one out, you might be pleasantly surprised. I think buying a good guitar nowadays is much easier than in the past, quality is so much better. jmho

Also check out Harmony. com for reviews on what you are looking at, they seem to be a pretty good resource for comparing.

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