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Best Acoustic Guitar sub £500

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[quote name='Bass_Guardian' timestamp='1496766034' post='3313727']
Worth a punt?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122532184076?_trksid=p2045573.m570.l5999&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI122532184076.N36.S1.R1.TR2
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If that is local to you, and you like mellow warmth then snap it up straight away!

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[quote name='Mykesbass' timestamp='1496784115' post='3313881']
If that is local to you, and you like mellow warmth then snap it up straight away!
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Not local unfortunately. Gave this one a miss. I don't think it even got a bid

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My mate has a Freshman which sounds very nice and didn't cost a fortune. They're even based in Scotland (though built overseas, obvs). http://www.freshmanguitars.net/about/

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Larrivee if you can find one for £500 sh - you can occasionally
Yamaha LL16
Ovation - USA one
Walden - very good for no money
Farida - the higher end ones can be had for £2-300 sh and if they are anything like their basses they'll be good

head to www.thefretboard.co.uk for more gen

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I would highly encourage you to try in person, as many guitars as you can. In my experience, there is significantly more variability than with solid-body electrics - even nominally the same model can sound quite different.

You'll know when you're holding the *one* in your hands!

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What about Gretsch? I played few from that range and they are outstanding quality and sound fantastic.

[url="https://www.thomann.de/gb/gretsch_g5022_ce_rancher_jumbo.htm?glp=1&gclid=COaamfDnsNQCFUW3Gwod9rYMcQ"]https://www.thomann....CFUW3Gwod9rYMcQ[/url]

Edited by PawelG

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[quote name='PawelG' timestamp='1497013058' post='3315304']
What about Gretsch? I played few from that range and they are outstanding quality and sound fantastic.

[url="https://www.thomann.de/gb/gretsch_g5022_ce_rancher_jumbo.htm?glp=1&gclid=COaamfDnsNQCFUW3Gwod9rYMcQ"]https://www.thomann....CFUW3Gwod9rYMcQ[/url]
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Interesting suggestion, not sure if I'm a fan of the painted body though.

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[quote name='Bass_Guardian' timestamp='1497017513' post='3315343']


Interesting suggestion, not sure if I'm a fan of the painted body though.
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Dont look at the white falcon then! :-)

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[quote name='Bass_Guardian' timestamp='1496445050' post='3311576']
What seagull do you have?
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See post #12. This one. http://www.seagullguitars.com/en/products/52-s6-grand-sunburst-gt-qit

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Another vote here for the Simon and Patrick brand. I've had mine about 10 years and its getting better with age.

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[quote name='dood' timestamp='1496009826' post='3308132']
No one has mentioned Faith yet! The Neptune is a beautiful guitar!
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+1 for Faith - our guitarist got one a few years ago and it's a real gem of a guitar. Can't remember what model he has but it is a beauty.

Or if you wanted to go [i]really [/i]cheap, I've been playing an Epiphone AJ-100 for about 12-13 years. Remarkably good guitar compared with most other models in its price bracket, and you could always put some of the leftover cash towards a good setup!

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My guitarist uses a Simon & Patrick cedar which doesn't sound bad, though it needed a good setup. The finish is very thin which gives it a nice resonance, but he's very heavy-handed and has gone right through the finish round the sound hole. Personally, I find the sound a little boxy.
I also own the Ami parlour from the same stable and that's ok, but cheaper.
I think for similar money, the Faith acoustics are worth a look.

Edited by MoonBassAlpha

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As regards acoustic guitars I'd recommend only one and not just because they're hand made in my home town here in N.Ireland but because they're perfect.The name? Lowden.Absolute perfection.

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[quote name='squire5' timestamp='1499870734' post='3334205']
As regards acoustic guitars I'd recommend only one and not just because they're hand made in my home town here in N.Ireland but because they're perfect.The name? Lowden.Absolute perfection.
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You won't get one for £500 though!

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https://www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/acoustic/210-2013#related

This model. Fingers crossed it all goes well and the gutiars not a dog!

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[url=https://flic.kr/p/WXrDGr][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/WXrDGr]DSC_0125[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]Alex Shields[/url], on Flickr

[url=https://flic.kr/p/WmYR35][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/WmYR35]DSC_0126[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]Alex Shields[/url], on Flickr

[url=https://flic.kr/p/WGrxbY][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/WGrxbY]DSC_0127[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]Alex Shields[/url], on Flickr

Not the best photos but here it is :) £380 and its in great condition.

My Taylor 210

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[quote name='leschirons' timestamp='1501596920' post='3345779']
Trust me, you'll be well pleased with that. Great price too.
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Very pleased! It's such a joy to play and it's LOUD!

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If the tanglewood is difficult to play take it a tech and get it set up. You may not need to fork out for a new one if you can get the old one playing well.

And then you can spend the money you saved on a new bass :)

Edit: too late!

Edited by gjones

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