Help!!!



Anthony Reilly

Help!!!

Hi All I would like to use my first post to seek advice on an iminent new guitar purchase.My aim is to buy an all solid rosewood backed acoustic with spruce top and I have narrowed it down to about five possibles within my budget. £600 - £1000. I have tried all the following guitars and been impressed with them all. Like to play fingerstyle with some contemporary or boum chicka strumming to accompany songs and also the odd instrumental piece. The guitars are: Takamine NV460S used but in excellent condition. Guild 150Rce new Freshman FA400D ex demo Yamaha LL16 new A guitar which would be at the top of my budget limit is the Martin D16GT but as yet I have not been able to locate one to try. There is my dilemna. Would be grateful to hear from any members who have ideas on the listed guitars or might want to suggest other alternatives within the budget. Look forward to hearing your views. cheers Tony


Posted 8 months ago by Anthony Reilly - 6 replies

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Well, I do not know even one of them. I have many guitars, most a bit more expensive, but you could find some in the range you with to pay. OK, why not Taylor 5xx or 7xx or Martin 28 or 35 ?
Guild (not GAD séries) would be good choice to me. My point is do you want brand new or great used ? Would consider Sell It later on to switch to something else ? I mean did you consider market prie When used ? I do not want to say you should buy reknowned brand, but It is something to consider.
Regards, Marc


Reply posted 7 months ago by Marc Mony


Anthony Reilly

Many thanks Mark for your kind reply. I have narrowed it down to these guitars because they are comfortable for me to play at my current level and sound good to my ear. They have good intonation too and set up. Also I am moving towards all solid woods in terms of construction. The Takamine would have been around 1500 pounds when new and is on sale at 995 right at the top of my budget. I tend to be a bit nervous about really expensive guitars. Don't think my current ability warrants one just yet although I like the idea of seeking out a used martin or Gibson with great tone. The Tak is whereby my thoughts are swinging at the moment. Beautiful looking guitar. I thought maybe someone on the forum might have had experience with one or other of the models mentioned. Thanks again.


Reply posted 7 months ago by Anthony Reilly


You outline the most important factor : comfort !
It seems your choice is almost done :
Get It Man, get It !
Marc


Reply posted 7 months ago by Marc Mony


Anthony Reilly

Cheers Marc. You read my mind. Rang and asked them to hold it for me so should hopefully be a Takamine owner tomorrow. They won't move much on the price so I will ask them to throw in a few extras and service the guitar. Wish me luck and thanks for your advice. At the end of the day it stood out quality wise in terms of looks playability and sound.


Reply posted 7 months ago by Anthony Reilly



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