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    I'm on the lookout for a decent acoustic/electric for $300 or less. What would you guys recommend? I used to have a Takamine EG544SC that I had to sell. I definitely regret selling it, because they are now discontinued.
    My Gear:
    Peavey Wolfgang
    Squier Tele Custom II
    Marshall DSL50
    Custom 2x12 w/ Vet30 and ET65
    Fender Mustang II

    SPAM:
    Peavey 4x12MS - unloaded - $90
    Schecter C1 Plus Transparent Blue with JB/59 pickups - $300

    WANTED:
    Seymour Duncan Custom/59 or Custom/Jazz set (zebra)
    Dimarzio AZ/AN set (zebra)

    My Band







    Originally Posted by OverDriven


    Dude you have excellent taste. Teh butt is so much more important than teh bewbz.

  • #2
    That's a tall order. For a decent A/E at that price point, I'm thinking you are going to be looking at used Yamah, Epi Masterbilt, or Seagull. You might luck up and find one of the used Martin X series at that price, or maybe a Taylor 110E.

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    • #3
      Decent electronics alone costs over 1/2 your budget.

      Thats the problem with acoustic electrics in that price range, they skimp like hell on the electric bits.

      I'd just get a decent acoustic for $200 to $300, then save up another $100 to $200 for a good pickup system.

      My fav undersaddle pickup is the LR Baggs Element, they go from $120 to $140 or so. I like it better than a Fishman undersaddle.

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      • #4
        Fishman rare earth into either a Yamaha, or Seagull.

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        • #5
          Washburns.

          http://www.ebay.com/itm/Washburn-WD2...item51a274681e
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          Originally Posted by mistersully


          if i was in the jungle and got stuck in quicksand... and someone reached out to me with that guitar and said "here, grab hold of this and i'll pull you out"... i'd try and remember the good times when the grainy goo filled my ears and nostrils

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          • #6
            I'm not looking for anything top of the line. When I got the Takamine, it was around $400 brand new, and that was perfect. Unfortunately, I had to sell it.
            My Gear:
            Peavey Wolfgang
            Squier Tele Custom II
            Marshall DSL50
            Custom 2x12 w/ Vet30 and ET65
            Fender Mustang II

            SPAM:
            Peavey 4x12MS - unloaded - $90
            Schecter C1 Plus Transparent Blue with JB/59 pickups - $300

            WANTED:
            Seymour Duncan Custom/59 or Custom/Jazz set (zebra)
            Dimarzio AZ/AN set (zebra)

            My Band







            Originally Posted by OverDriven


            Dude you have excellent taste. Teh butt is so much more important than teh bewbz.

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            • #7
              Used Seagull Entourage CW would fit in your budget. I saw one recently at the local GC for $350 that looked mint, and there's a couple showing online used for less than that...
              -SteveWell, of course I bought guitars that are better than I am! I need something to grow into, right?

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              • #8
                Yamaha FG700S - $200. Fishman Matrix Infinity pickup - $150. Maybe pay a tech $35 -$50 to install it or do it yourself. Total - $350 - $400. Voila! Instant budget A/E.
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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by FretFiend.
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                  Yamaha FG700S - $200. Fishman Matrix Infinity pickup - $150. Maybe pay a tech $35 -$50 to install it or do it yourself. Total - $350 - $400. Voila! Instant budget A/E.




                  I don't know diddly-squat about pickups, but I'd have to agree with FF that buying a Yamaha FG700S and adding a pickup to it would be the way to go. I'll take his word on the Fishman Matrix Infinity. I think the end result would be a better all-around A/E guitar for your budget.
                  Three Dreads......2 Martins and 1 YamahaA fiddle, a mando, a uke, eight harmonicas, a Zoom H2, a Panasonic recorder, coupla penny whistles, an Italian made Titano accordion, three handguns, at least a dozen chess sets, more power tools than Bob Vila, and one old Westclox "Big Ben" wind-up alarm clock that still works! Oh, BTW, I forgot to mention my ocarina and maracas.

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                  • #10
                    Actually, there are several decent pickup systems available in that price range. The Fishman was just one of the ones I knew about right off.
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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by FretFiend.
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                      Actually, there are several decent pickup systems available in that price range. The Fishman was just one of the ones I knew about right off.




                      Yeah, the K&K pickups are easy to install (though not for use with a full band setup). Also, anything soundhole would be an easy self-install option. The Baggs M1a gets all kinds of rave reviews.

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                      • #12
                        I agree with the yamaha fg700. But why not a JJB Electronics Prestige 330 for 50 bucks? Now you are only at 250, and have some extra cash for a $50 external preamp. Or if the OP plays electric he may already have something on his pedal board that will work for him.
                        Bob.
                        Martin HD35 | Gibson J45tv | Taylor DN3 | Guild GAD25 | Taylor Baby | Yamaha FG413SBD | Yamaha FG200

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                        • #13
                          I'm not familiar with Yamaha acoustic guitars. Do they sound and play good?
                          My Gear:
                          Peavey Wolfgang
                          Squier Tele Custom II
                          Marshall DSL50
                          Custom 2x12 w/ Vet30 and ET65
                          Fender Mustang II

                          SPAM:
                          Peavey 4x12MS - unloaded - $90
                          Schecter C1 Plus Transparent Blue with JB/59 pickups - $300

                          WANTED:
                          Seymour Duncan Custom/59 or Custom/Jazz set (zebra)
                          Dimarzio AZ/AN set (zebra)

                          My Band







                          Originally Posted by OverDriven


                          Dude you have excellent taste. Teh butt is so much more important than teh bewbz.

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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by ledvedder
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                            I'm not familiar with Yamaha acoustic guitars. Do they sound and play good?




                            They're not Martins, but for the kind of money you're speaking of, yes, they sound and play good.
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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by mike003
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                              I agree, Washburns are pretty good bang for buck. My advice is to scour Craigslist,pawnshops and local want ads. It seems somebody is always selling a guitar. I have picked up a couple of used Seagull S6 for $150 each. Like FF said, you could electrify a good second hand guitar for not a whole lot. I also have bought a terrific made-in-Japan Takamine A/E at a pawnshop for $300. Buy used and you get twice the guitar for your money.
                              I am not stupid, I just don't type very well.

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