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Discussion in 'The Squier Acoustic Forum' started by horax, Mar 6, 2015.
I've always like Ibanez and Dean.
Yamaha, hands down. Both the 12-strings and 6-strings.
i picked up an eastman ac420 and it is amazing.
One of our members, "notme" bought the Hadean shown in this link and at the time said it was pretty nice. Haven't seen him post in awhile and I'm wondering how the guitar is holding up.
I have to agree on Ibanez. Blue Ridge and Loar are also quite good.
I forgot to mention Epiphone, especially their Masterbilt series.
Yes, love my DR500MCE.
I just picked up a used Epiphone FT79 "inspired by Texan"...pretty good guitar with great fit and finish.
I would agree with Horax, Godin make some great acoustics that are not expensive considering their sound and build quality. We have a 5Th Avenue arch top which is extremely well built and sounds great.
I think though when it comes to acoustics Larrivee are probably the most under rated and best value for the money out of all brands. Even more so when you start looking into the used market. All Larrivee's are solid wood tops, sides and backs so even the sub $1000 new guitars are exceptional. Basically you pay for the bling but if you want a great sounding guitar the 03 series are fantastic.
When you start looking into used Larrivee's you can find some stellar deals. For example last summer I picked up a used L-02 which is solid Sitka top and solid Mahogany back and sides with a Fishman Rare Earth Blend pickup installed for $500. Up here that pickup retails for over $400 down State side it's about half that but still an amazing deal on an amazing guitar.
Yesterday we picked up a used Larrivee classical for a steal and oddly it had a Fishman pickup in it as well.
A couple of old pix of what you can expect from Larrivee…. the one on the left is a D40 rosewood dread and the right is a P03 rosewood parlour.
I don't even have a acoustic at present but I had a few that I liked, 63 Gibson, 69 Ibanez, 79 Ibanez, and a Yamaha 730s. The 63 and the 69 are the most missed.
Crafter is my pic for budget friendly acoustic.
I have a D8 and its amazing
Speaking of Godin, their budget line, Seagull, is well worth a look also.
I have to go with Ibanez. I have an AEF30VV that has served me well. The only downside I can find to my Ibby is the preamp eats batteries like candy.
Wechter sold by sweetwater.
I picked up a very nice gloss white Fender Dreadnaught a couple of months ago, it plays very well and it's very high quality for ~$150. Of course, a decent hard shell Fender case goes for $90 or so. Still, I'm happy with both. I also have a gloss black Washburn D-10 that I bought about ten years ago, it came with a hardshell case for $190. Love that one too.
Just got a Epiphone Pro 1 Ultra that I bought at Xmas for 400 CDN Plays and sounds great. My only qualm is I had to dress the ends of the fret wire.
I've had a cheap Fender for over 10 years.
It's laminate top and sides but for a rocker who occasionally picks up an acoustic it's great.
Yamaha is good across the board. Simon & Pactrick are great and Epiphone Masterbilt are great too, hard to find where I live though.