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Old 09-10-2023, 08:55 AM
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Default Short scale cedar guitar under $2000

I'm looking for a short scale (around 25") guitar with a cedar top. I'm not really picky about the back and side - would be open to anything - slight preference for rosewood. Hoping to find something less 2000 or less but would consider opinions that cost a little more. My preference for nut width would be 1 3/4 or smaller, don't really like wider nuts.

Do any guitars fall into this criteria?
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Old 09-10-2023, 09:04 AM
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I have a 25" Bedell Angelica Bellissima parlor (sunken Cedar/EIR) that I paid $2000 used. Look for one of those or one of their other parlors. They are all wonderful instruments.
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Old 09-10-2023, 09:48 AM
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Default Eastman E2OM

Cedar top. Solid sapele b/s. 1 3/4 nut. Way under budget, so I think the fact that it comes with a gig bag is forgivable. MSRP of $725
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Old 09-10-2023, 09:52 AM
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Eastman E2OM, way under $2000
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Old 09-10-2023, 10:16 AM
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Just last night I got a 2021 Taylor 512ce 12 fret in mint condition for $2100.00. It’s cedar/mahogany. Very good first impressions. I just got done restringing it and plan on playing it a lot today. Bedell and Breedlove suggestions are certainly good ones too. Good luck. I thought about the Eastman but I think it has narrower string spacing than I wanted. They are a great deal though.
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Old 09-10-2023, 10:17 AM
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I just took a flyer and ordered a cedar and Rosewood guitar with a 1 3/4 neck from a Chinese company called Hsienmo. $1200 shipped. Custom order. You get to pick the body size, nut, fingerboard, material, etc. When I get it I’ll let you know how good it is. But the videos are very impressive. And a couple of people on this forum have given them a high recommendation.


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Eastman E2OM, way under $2000
I bought one of these about 2 years ago used from an AGF member. Like everyone else who posts about them, this is a hands-down great guitar. I enjoy my E2OM-CD as much as I do my other instruments costing 3, 4 and 5 times as much.
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Old 09-10-2023, 08:08 PM
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Look up Pono Guitars from Hawaii.
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Old 09-10-2023, 08:38 PM
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Look up Pono Guitars from Hawaii.
That’s a good recommendation.
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Old 09-10-2023, 10:10 PM
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Look at a Furch Blue Cedar Mahogany. Used, they are way under your budget.
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Old 09-11-2023, 04:41 AM
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Yairi WY1TS. Stellar guitar, Cedar/Rosewood, OM cutaway, legendary guitar designed by Grateful Dead's Bob Weir. With electronics. Lucky folks can get one for under $2k.
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Old 09-11-2023, 10:02 AM
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For another way-under-your-budget option, Seagull is now doing a “heritage” version of their famous S6 cedar-topped sloped shoulder dread, with a short scale. They list the nut spec as 1.8”, but the Seagull’s with 1.8” nuts have a 1.5” string spacing at the nut, which is the same spacing used by most manufacturers for 1.75” nuts.

https://seagullguitars.com/product/s6-collection-1982/
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Old 09-24-2023, 04:21 AM
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For another way-under-your-budget option, Seagull is now doing a “heritage” version of their famous S6 cedar-topped sloped shoulder dread, with a short scale. They list the nut spec as 1.8”, but the Seagull’s with 1.8” nuts have a 1.5” string spacing at the nut, which is the same spacing used by most manufacturers for 1.75” nuts.

https://seagullguitars.com/product/s6-collection-1982/
Seagulls were always the go choice here in Canada but with Covid, there prices have really bumped up. As the Chinese instruments get better and better, they offer better value even within Canada.
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Old 09-26-2023, 09:26 AM
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You could save yourself some money (possibly) and find a Seagull Entourage Mini Jumbo. A real hidden gem in the lineup (discontinued unfortunately). 1.72" nut, short scale. Surprisingly great sound for only a couple hundred bucks used.
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Old 09-26-2023, 11:38 AM
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I just took a flyer and ordered a cedar and Rosewood guitar with a 1 3/4 neck from a Chinese company called Hsienmo. $1200 shipped. Custom order. You get to pick the body size, nut, fingerboard, material, etc. When I get it I’ll let you know how good it is. But the videos are very impressive. And a couple of people on this forum have given them a high recommendation.
Have you seen the updates to their custom order page lately? I messaged them on facebook a month or two ago about rosettes, and that's one of the new additions to the website. They added photos of rosettes, headstocks, plus added bracing shapes to the body outlines.

The two guitars I bought from them are plenty for now and I just moved two other guitars out on consignment to make room for them.
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