What's your favorite 'lower price' acoustic brand?

Discussion in 'The Squier Acoustic Forum' started by horax, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. horax

    horax Dr. Squier

    Aug 9, 2010
    colorado springs
    I've personally found that I love anything by Godin.

    Canadian guitars made for working musicians that won't break the bank.
    I have an Art and Lutherie Cedar top that cost about $350 brand new. It's solid wood top with laminate cherry back and sides, but everybody who plays it loves it!

    Great feel and well worth teh money. This easily stands up to my higher end acoustics costing over $1200, etc.
  2. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Squier-Meister

    Sep 6, 2014
    Takamine. Great sound and quality across the price ranges.
  3. spanker63

    spanker63 Squier-holic

    Nov 16, 2010
    Upstate NY
    alvarez... I've had mine about 9 years and just keeps getting better.
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  4. PartscasterAddict

    PartscasterAddict Squier Talker

    Mar 1, 2015
    N Alabama
    I've really enjoyed my R07 Recording King.
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  5. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    Alvarez, no question and no doubt.
    Have/had Ovations which are nice and decent, but always go back to my Alvarez. 5064 most especially, now on my second. RD8 is a joy as well, but the 5064 is special.
    My first 5064, which I sadly no longer have.( No good pics of my second one) I bought my first one in 1979 after my first Ovation was stolen when I was in college.

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  6. Switchfooter

    Switchfooter Squier-holic

    Dec 28, 2012
    I've been pretty pleased with my fender... It was about $400 new
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  7. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
    I'd say Alvarez. But currently don't own one.
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  8. instagvl

    instagvl Squier-Nut

    Aug 4, 2014
    Gainesville, FL
    Simon & Patrick. I have a cedar top and I love it. Had it since high school (over 15 years)
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  9. Paully

    Paully Squier-holic

    May 29, 2014
    Maine USA
    Gotta go with what I know, Yamaha. Great sound and build quality, reasonably priced.
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  10. gearobsessed

    gearobsessed Squier-holic

    Aug 21, 2013
    new zealand
    Alvarez. Lovely guitars with an incredible feel... Natural wood finishes and ridiculously smooth necks
  11. lilblackduck

    lilblackduck Squier-holic

    Dec 17, 2011
    +1 on the RK. Mine is an RO10 I believe, great guitar for the money. I also have a Koa top Celebrity that is really nice. Morgan Monroe makes some nice reasonably priced guitars as well.
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  12. Toddcaster64

    Toddcaster64 Squier-holic

    Apr 1, 2013
    Camarillo, CA
    Washburn makes some amazingly good acoustics that won't bresk the bank. My acoustic 12 will match up against anything. And while I don't have a Yamaha at present, I have before, and I have to agree, they just give you a lot of guitar for the $, and with remarkable consistency. If there has ever been a lousy Yamaha guitar, I sure haven't seen it.
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  13. gearobsessed

    gearobsessed Squier-holic

    Aug 21, 2013
    new zealand
    Tanglewood make some beautiful cheap guitars as well
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  14. Block Head Ike

    Block Head Ike Squier-Nut

    Ibanez is good. My son has an Exotic Wood series and I have a Talman Inner City. Both are great players. The Talman neck plays like an electric which makes it easy for me to switch from song to song. Both have great preamps with low noise and very pure transparent acoustic sound when amplified.


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  15. marc88

    marc88 Squier-Meister

    Feb 26, 2015
    Takamine makes some great guitars at a low price point, my first acoustic was a G series with a solid cedar top. Amazing guitar for about $300. I also have a Loar LO-16 that I got as a refurbished model, but I think new they are only $399. Really great small body blues tones and a nice beefy neck.
  16. PartscasterAddict

    PartscasterAddict Squier Talker

    Mar 1, 2015
    N Alabama
    A friend just got a Breedlove Discovery Dreadnaught, $299. Seriously good. Hangs with many D series Martins. Best sound on GCs under $500 wall. Blew away all the Yamahas, Ibbies, etc in its price range.
  17. AtomicFishin83

    AtomicFishin83 Squier-Nut

    Jun 7, 2011
    Pottstown, PA
    Fullerton! Heh :) sure... they aren't made anymore, but my $100 Fullerton Greenwich has served me VERY well over the last 8 years.
  18. Thumpster

    Thumpster Squier-Nut

    Sep 24, 2014
    Have to say Crafter. I say that with a tear, as I recently had to sell my SE15 Ltd. Gutted.
  19. gearobsessed

    gearobsessed Squier-holic

    Aug 21, 2013
    new zealand
    My sisters crafter is a beautiful acoustic. Definitely up there
  20. D34dBaWx

    D34dBaWx Squier-holic

    Dec 23, 2009
    I agree. The cheap stuff all the way to the high end.
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