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    are there any really cheap acoustics that feel good and sounds decent? right now i play with a Takamine G series and i absolutely love it. but in a few months im deploying and want to take a beater with me.
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  • #2
    Not sure what "really cheap" means but,



    Yamaha FG700S $199 with $25 cashback at MF



    http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-FG700S-...rds=yamaha+700
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    • #3
      "Cheap" is somewhat vague...maybe if we knew your price point? You can pick up an Epiphone or a Yamaha from Guitar Center or Best Buy for around $100...both brands are pretty decent. Avoid Rogue and Carlo Robelli(sp?)...



      However, if your idea of cheap goes up to $500, there are literally scores of options...



      edit: and thanks for your service
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        Quote Originally Posted by stewiesguitar
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        are there any really cheap acoustics that feel good and sounds decent? right now i play with a Takamine G series and i absolutely love it. but in a few months im deploying and want to take a beater with me.




        Good luck, man and thanks for your service. My son just got back safe and sound last Saturday night. What a great Christmas present for our family. He took his older Yamaha FG260 with him and it worked out great. The Yamaha FG series really sound much better than their price point and are very resistant to changing temperature and humidity. The heat, dryness, cold nights and sand are tough on a solid wood guitar. The laminates hold up much better and the Yammies sound great for what they are. If you look on Craigslist you can find them under $100 once in a while.



        Stay safe.

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        • #5
          I played a chinese acoustic at a music store that I take guitars to for setups. I think it was $99 and played great and sounded very good. If I needed an acoustic, I'd have had no problem picking one up. So there are good acoustics for cheap out there but I HIGHLY recommend playing them first.
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          • #6
            I bought a Sigma guitar, which is a Martin copy. It sounds nothing like a Martin but it is a really nice sounding guitar.
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            • #7
              IMO, cheap Yamaha acoustics generally don't feel very good. The cheap Epis are a little better, I think, and sound ok for what they are. Ibanez also has cheap acoustics that aren't that bad.
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              • #8
                Taylor Baby. It comes with a gig bag. $300 new. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1rpmUnkhdU Used $200 http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store...71-i2887410.gcGood luck and come home soon.
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                • #9
                  Seagull, all day long, FTW.
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                  • #10
                    Silvercreek dreads are great for the money, Blueridge are even better...both are a fantastic bang for the buck.
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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by mschafft
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                      I bought a Sigma guitar, which is a Martin copy. It sounds nothing like a Martin but it is a really nice sounding guitar.




                      ACTUALLY, the M next to the SIGMA name is for Martin. Martin sold acoustics and electrics under the SIGMA brand for some time. BTW, the electrics had decent hardware and a good finish over nasty plywood. Mine is an SG copy.
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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by Meowy
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                        Not sure what "really cheap" means but,



                        Yamaha FG700S $199 with $25 cashback at MF



                        http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-FG700S-...rds=yamaha+700




                        I've got one of those as my beach/campfire guitar. If you can find one on sale (I paid a buck and a quarter) it can be an outstanding value. You've got to play a few of them - there's not a lot of man-hours put into setting up a $200 guitar, but some of them can really be pretty nice.
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                        • #13
                          Yamaha $136.

                          http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-F325-Fo.../dp/B000T496ZM



                          I think the cheap yamaha 3/4 guitars sound ok.

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                            Quote Originally Posted by deanmass
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                            Seagull, all day long, FTW.




                            +1. All depends on your definition of "cheap".

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                            • #15
                              The cheapest of the cheap nowadays can be made to play well if you know how.

                              Unlike back in the day, they pretty much get the frets in the right place on all of em.

                              Playing well is all about the nut, saddle, fretwork, and truss rod adjustment.

                              Sometimes you get lucky and find one off the line that's set up pretty darn good.



                              But I second the all laminate Yamaha, more likely to remain in one piece.



                              Oh, and thank you! Be careful over there.

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