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Advice on guitars

#1
I am currently on the lookout for an electro-acoustic guitar, but its a bit of a minefield. I have around 200-250 to spend, so the likes of Martin and Taylor are out of the question, the only caveat is that it must be full size and have a cutaway on the body. links to models etc would be appreciated.

Over to you.
 
#2
£200 £250 should be you a reasonable guitar, are you just starting out or looking to improve on what you have ?
There is a link at the bottom of this page for gear4music, I got my last acoustic from them, its ok, not expensive and nicely set up. How about an epiphone or yamaha ?
 
#3
I use a Fender Telecaster custom at the moment, but wanted an acoustic to just pick up and play. I was looking at some by a brand called 'SX' yesterday, it felt fine but I have no clue what I'm looking for really. although I am pretty good with electric guitars.
 
#4
I currently use a LAG acoustic which apart from being French plays and sounds fantastic, unfortunately they don't make an electro-acoustic as already suggested Yamaha have good ones that cover all price ranges.
 
#5
Find a good guitar shop, even if you have to travel a little and ask the advice of the staff. There will be something to suit every budget. It’s unlikely they will give you a hard sell if they are passionate about guitars. Try before you buy and don’t rush or feel pressured into a purchase. After trying half a dozen or so you should be able to find the one that that feels and sounds right.

When you find the right one you should know. =D

A guitar is for life etc..............
 
#8
Second hand is always a good bet.

Don't forget also that you can get interest free credit easily at a lot of music shops on the 'Take It Away' scheme. That's how I got my Martin 000.

Take it away from Arts Council England

Andertons have a lot of stock at around your price range:

Andertons Music Company - Acoustic Guitars

For your money, I'd definately consider one of these:

Crafter FX550EQ/AM, Bubinga, New, Inc. Gigbag, Acoustic product details : Guitar Village UK

or this:

Ibanez AEG20E-TG, Trans Grey Sunburst, New, Acoustic product details : Guitar Village UK
 
#13
If you have access to COSTCO they have both electric and acoustic for sale at the moment.

If in London see if Chappels are still trading, (they used to have a shop in Milton Keynes complete with a sound room to test guitars in, Smoke On The Water was a banned tune).

Edit; Chappells of Bond Street are still trading, check out thier website.
 

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