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  • #16
    The Fenders in the $200-350 range are actually pretty nice...
    My Gear:
    2008 Fender American Standard Telecaster
    1998 Squire MIM Stratocaster
    Takamine acoustic
    Fender P-Bass

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    • #17
      Another vote for Yamahas. Also consider Parkwoods, although they seem harder to come by in my neck of the woods.
      <div class="signaturecontainer">I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks.<br />
      ~ <i>John Lee Hooker </i></div>

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      • #18
        Normally I would recommend one of the all wood top Yamaha's such as the FG700S mentioned above (they have laminate sides and backs which suits your needs perfectly I think; see below), because Yamaha makes the best guitar at that price. However, the "S" designation means it has a solid spruce top, and I'm not sure how it would handle the extreme temperature variations I read about in Afghanistan (assuming that's where you're going).



        I think perhaps a laminate top would be tougher, so that would mean the Yamaha FG700, or similar model, which is a bit cheaper. None of them sound like Martins or a good Gibson, but Yamaha has the best quality and quality control of the bunch, and they build them like tanks. I still have my Yamaha I bought new in 1970 and not a problem with it. I've never heard anyone say anything bad about a Yamaha. I don't think any of the other guitars mentioned would survive your deployment.





        For example, the Seagulls et al are nicer guitars, but a lot more fragile. Depends on your needs.



        Please stay safe wherever you are deploying to.

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        • #19
          I would agree that Seagulls are a lot more fragile, but, the lack of glue/laquer/wahtever on them makes them sound great. I now have 2 Rainsongs that are what I play out because they are bullet proof, but they were a lot more cash.



          I have said this before, but I think you have to honestly try to by a ****************ty guitar these days. What you can get new for $150 is what cost $400 when I was a kid. OMG....I sound like a geezer. **************** me! I want waffles!
          <div class="signaturecontainer">Good deals with - Yarbicus, CBH5150, BozzofAngels, Alvin Wilson, Harris Quinn<br />
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          Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.</div>

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          • #20
            Try a brand called Great Divide. Very well made and you can get them cheap.
            <div class="signaturecontainer">Harold Horatio Heckuba (Triple H)</div>

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            • #21
              the cheaper guild line is pretty sweet. if you like smaller 00 sized bodies, the m-120 is a ridiculous guitar for the money. like $500 and they come with a hardshell case
              <div class="signaturecontainer">rockin' for life <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/Totally_jammin_out.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Jammin'" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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              <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Deadbeat Son</strong>
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              <div class="message">There's no &quot;just a&quot; allowed here. There's no reason to denigrate a great guitar that does the trick for you just because it's less expensive than someone else's.</div>

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              </div> Good Trades with: boonestunes, smithshred<br />
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              • #22
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                <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>GUITARS:</b><br />
                Fender MIM Standard Strat <br />
                Hand Made SG Replica<br />
                Epiphone DOT Studio<br />
                Westbury Standard<br />
                Cort X-5<br />
                New Dawn Signature Prototype<br />
                Frankentele &quot;The Buddy Caster&quot; <br />
                Home Made LP copy &quot;The Swamp Ass&quot;<br />
                <b>AMPS:</b><br />
                Crate VC3112<br />
                Fender Mustang II<br />
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                <b><font size="5">Proud Rose Pickups and Rose Petal Effects user<img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /></font></b><br />
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                <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2621951-The-OFFICIAL-Good-Traders-List-III&amp;p=45222776&amp;viewfull=1#post45222776" target="_blank">My Good Deals</a></div>

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