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(@billyboy)
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Have had a couple over the years but they were cheap ones in the $200- range.

Looking for a cutaway (must have), around about $500-700, and most important is a breeze to play meaning the action is not too high tight. Curious what you all have run into you really like?

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(@joehempel)
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I'm pretty partial to the Ibanez EW Series, this is the one that I own:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-EW20QMEBBD-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=512210

But if I could afford one I would get me a high end Takamine guitar, I just think those are easy to play, and have wonderful tone. And on this one, you gotta love that Koa. But it's a bit outside the price you set.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Takamine-EF508KC-NEX-All-Koa-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=512195

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(@scrybe)
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I'm pretty partial to the Ibanez EW Series, this is the one that I own:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-EW20QMEBBD-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=512210

+1 I have the Walnut and find it very nice.

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(@cd-60-blk)
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This one is an acoustic electric, I'm not sure if your looking for that or if it matters but if I had the money I would buy it, I don't really like the headstock but its unique to the guitar. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-J5-Signature-Cutaway-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-513898-i1175273.gc I also like the on linked above, I think this is the same one http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-EW20ASE-Exotic-Wood-Figured-Ash-Cutaway-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-103524013-i1170409.gc I'm just a beginner so I don't really know, I love my $200 guitar http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-CD-60-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar-513903-i1175279.gc mines the black one :D Good Luck with your search. Cheers'

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(@billyboy)
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Thanks for the info, ironic the Ibanez got listed twice it's already on my short list. And yep, forgot to mention electric is a plus. Will sound good through my JC-90.. maybe too good. :) I'm buying an acoustic to get away from the gear and back to basics.

Here's another I havn't played but looks interesting. Apparently 'Orchestra' model means a slightly wider neck at the nut and slightly more spaced at the bridge. Not much of a problem for a di$counted Martin :?

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Martin-OMCXK2E-Koa-Orchestra-Acoustic-Electric?sku=517697

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(@nicktorres)
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OM is a size designation. It can have any nut width.


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(@lue42)
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Add Seagull guitars (no specific model to suggest) to your list. Maybe a store has them near you to try out.

They are fantastic guitars - great build quality for the price. The neck is a little wider on then most guitars... so depending on your style, finger size, etc... that can either be a pro or con.

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(@wattsiepoops)
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Check out some of the cheaper taylors. I've only had good experiences with them, and some of the cheaper Martins too.

Slightly cheaper than that, save you some money, check out some takamine guitars. I've just bought one. But seriously, make sure you try them first. Even if your buying online, go your local music shop and test the guitar your thinking of ordering online. I cant stress that enough!

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