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  • #16
    The Fenders in the $200-350 range are actually pretty nice...
    My Gear:
    2015 Taylor 214ce Deluxe
    2008 Fender American Standard Telecaster
    Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro
    2006 Fender American 60th Anniv. P-Bass
    Takamine acoustic


    • #17
      Another vote for Yamahas. Also consider Parkwoods, although they seem harder to come by in my neck of the woods.
      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.
      ~ John Lee Hooker


      • #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.


        • #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!
          Good deals with - Yarbicus, CBH5150, BozzofAngels, Alvin Wilson, Harris Quinn

          Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.


          • #20
            Try a brand called Great Divide. Very well made and you can get them cheap.
            Harold Horatio Heckuba (Triple H)


            • #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
              rockin' for life

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              Originally Posted by Deadbeat Son

              There's no "just a" 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.

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              Nox P


              • #22
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