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Old 12-06-2012, 11:16 AM
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Default Best / Lowest prices Acoustic Guitar, USA made, Solid Wood

Searched a bit for this post, and found a lot of fragmented data. Looking for the usual AGF spirited discussion, so..

What am I looking at here? What is the minimum price tag, and how does it sound?
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:31 AM
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Check out the 15 and 16 series from Martin and the Taylor 300 series.

Most used Tacomas meet your requirements, too.

"the minimum price tag" is going to be a bit under $1000. "How does it sound"? You tell me! You should be able to find something you like a lot in this price range.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:33 AM
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That's about it. The Martin D-15M can be had for under a grand (new) if you ask nicely, around $700 used.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:36 AM
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If I were looking for the best American-made, solid wood acoustic, I would consider the custom small body 15-series guitars that Ted at LA Guitar Sales has available to the AGF. http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...d.php?t=252501

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:38 AM
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Other than Martin, Taylor, Gibson and some Guilds, I'm not sure who in America makes a production acoustic guitar. Of those four, I'm guessing the Martin 15s might have the lowest price tags.

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Are you asking, "What is the lowest priced, solid wood guitar that is made in the USA?"

I guess I'd start with the usual suspects: Martin and Taylor. For Martin, it would be the "15" series, Taylor the "3" series. You might also look at Guild, although I believe that their lower priced models are made in China.
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Slim pickin's for USA made solid wood acoustics in that price range ... but if you're willing to look about 30 miles north of the Maine/NewHampshire border to the little village of La Patrie, Quebec you'll find some really great Godin family solid wood guitars for well under $1,000 bucks.
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I gotta go with the Martin 15 series of guitars. Double header, lowest price and the best!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:03 PM
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Keep on the lookout for a Larrivee 3 series (Made in Canada & USA)- can often find them under a grand.. Check out the classifieds on their forum.

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Sometimes used Guilds. I paid $700 for my used Guild CO2 that arrived in perfect condition and it's an amazing sounding guitar.
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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guita...coustic-guitar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guita...coustic-guitar

Not sure if these are made in the USA or south of the border since I don't own one. Also don't know if MF's current promo discounts would apply....
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taylor dn-3 probably the lowest priced usa made guitar. It certainly is an awesome guitar for that price too.
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Dont know what is exactly the lowest USA made guitar, but I agree with others the Martin 15 series are outsanding value.
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Keep on the lookout for a Larrivee 3 series (Made in Canada & USA)- can often find them under a grand.. Check out the classifieds on their forum.

Mike
I would second this recommendation.

And I would include Canada (disclaimer - I am not Canadian) as an acceptable country of origin if I were you. Our hockey-loving friends to the north make some fine guitars. In other words, Godin-family too.
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Bedells and Breedloves are nice.
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