Is this guitar any good?


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07/11/2006 1:45 pm
OMG i am about to tear my hair out. There is just too much to consider when buying a guitar and i really need help. Can anyone please take a look at this and tell me if its good or not; http://www.oscarschmidt.com/product/og10ce.htm

I am about to buy it on ebay for $110 and it doesnt have the normal wood types all these guides online have (rosewood, mahogany etc). It says hard wood.

What am i to look for when buying an acoustic? I just want something that'll have good balance of bass and treble tones. Thanks!!
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07/11/2006 1:49 pm
Seems like an alright guitar and according to the site you're buying it at 1/3 of the recommended price. Sounds like an ok deal.
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07/11/2006 1:54 pm
Not sure what your budget is, but if you can afford it you want to get a guitar that has as much as possible made from solid wood as opposed to ply. The OG2 by the same manufacturer specifies it has a spruce top, where the OG10CE doesn't, so I would be inclined to think it is ply - don't know for sure though.

The advice anyone would give you is not to buy a guitar off ebay, especially if you're just starting out - you need to get a feel of them... go to a store and try everything you can afford.... it's worth it.

I buy off ebay, and can do my own setup and repair work if necessary. If you're not in the same position, you'll benefit from the backup of a store. If you have problems, ebay is a pain in the ass - at least you'll get warranty from a store...

My first guitar was a $50 classical guitar that was all ply.... worked OK though and no problems as I was learning. I still have it 21 years later, so it can't be that bad. Just buy a guitar man... once you start playing it's easier to figure out what you like and what you don't, and you'll soon be spending all your money on this way of life / hobby / religion / whatever.

Good Luck... :D

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07/11/2006 1:59 pm
Have you seen the Washburn D10? They're pretty cheap and seem to be rated....

Just a thought - the top on them are solid wood, but are made from 2 halves, so not quite 'solid'....

bargains are great, but you need to be as sure as you can be that a bargain is what you're getting!

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07/11/2006 2:21 pm
Thank you all!!

Now i think i am getting somewhere. The only reservation i had with that guitar was that it seemed to be all ply and no solid wood which is what i wanted. Thanks for putting it down clearly. Ive actually been playing for two years, the one i have now is a $70 Rogue acoustic but i have outgrown it. It still sounds very good but i want an actual branded one in my collection.
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07/11/2006 2:25 pm
uh, cool... ok - sounded like you were new to it... :o

Washburn get my vote for affordable acoustics. I own one which to be honest I never use any more - piezo now for fake acoustic tones. It's a nice guitar, even if it does live in it's case!

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07/11/2006 4:00 pm
Unless you'll use the guitar plugged in for live playing or whatever, I'd recommend that you look for one without a pickup in it. You'll get a better acoustic guitar for the same money.
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07/11/2006 7:57 pm
It looks ok to me, but I don't know because I havn't played it or anything like that.
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07/11/2006 8:05 pm
its sad that uve been playing so long and can't afford anything over 110$ ... u deserve an awesome guitar if u've kept up the commitment!
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07/16/2006 4:33 pm
If you live in a humid enviroment like I do, you need to pass on this guitar. sam Ash sells a ton of them and gets back almost all of them. In a high humidity enviroment they will not stay in tune.

Had many young people come to me an ask why it would not stay in tune.

Pass on this guitar if you fit the above.


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