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01-16-2001, 06:03 AM
If I wanted to spend $400 Canadian on an acoustic, I guess that would be a $330 dollar guitar (+ Tax), which name brand should I buy. Which would be the best quality wood and sound? So that the neck would never warp?
01-16-2001, 07:56 AM
I've always thought that yamaha makes a fine sounding guitar in this price range.
01-16-2001, 01:39 PM
Ive always found Yamaha's acoustics to be very reliable with good craftmenship. I have a 1950's yamaha nylon acoustic, of course theres only so much that can be said for the previous owner, I mean no matter how meticulous you are, nothing lasts forever or even sounds as good as when you first bought it. But believe it or not this instrument still have a very bright sound to it and the fretboard isnt damaged one bit. From what I understand the previous owner played this exact model like there was no tomorrow before he sold it (due to his moving situation.) Ive never had any problems wth this particular model, as well as anything with the name name Yamaha. Its more than luck, believe me...
All in all, let your ears guide you as to what instrument has the right sound for you.
01-16-2001, 04:55 PM
The Takamine G-330S is a solid topped git that you should seriously check out!
01-17-2001, 04:20 PM
If you want a great Canadian made guitar, go with Simon & Patrick Luthiers. Great price and great sound. They're middle range guitars (around $500-600) sound as good as middle range guitars from the more well known brands and the more expensive models have beautifull volume and tone. And the wood is Canadian, so since its native to this environment its less likely to warp (by no means warp proof, but it won't warp as easily).
But overall its a decision that you should make based on personal preference. Just set aside a few hours, head down to Long & Mcquade or another large music store, and try as many as you can.
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