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Rykoshet
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Rykoshet
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07/09/2009 4:26 am
The ratings on the site seem pretty much unanimous.

At the end of the day, it's all about feel. My first guitar was a $150 Mansfield acoustic that I still play to this day. My uncle picked it out (I had no idea at the time) but when I picked it up for real after a year or two of messing around with guitars, I said "wow, this sounds pretty good". And sure enough, when my teacher gave it a try, he said it had a real playable bluesy feel, very very easy to play, bright, a great piece of wood basically.

It might actually sound better than a guitar that's 10 times the price, I just got lucky. Likewise, you might get a lemon of a Taylor (super unlikely though), or one that just won't feel right to you.

If you kept coming back to that guitar, chances are it feels good to you, and you'll be able to make it sing well. Pick up it, care for it, and don't look back.

Remember that every single piece of wood is different, and each guitar is assembles differently, if that one feels perfect, chances are you got a great piece of wood put together very skillfully and it shows.

As for it not sounding as bright acoustic...well, even Tommy Emmanuel's guitars are known for being weak without electricity. It might be a tradeoff.

The reviews on the web speak for themselves, and since we can't try the instrument out for you, you know best what sounds good, and it sounds as if you picked well. Good luck!