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Old 03-11-2019, 12:15 PM
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For my money, the Ibanez PM12E is the best for $200 that I've spent. Also, Martin's D-18 is the best guitar I've ever bought for $2000.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:39 PM
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Every guitar I bought new since 19 (I'm almost 47 now) was worth the money with the exception of a Fender American Standard Stratocaster. That thing was a pile of junk. It turned me off of Fender for years.
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:10 PM
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The Harmony Sovereign I bought used in the sixties for $25. Second would be the Yamaha FG-180 I bought used in about 1970 for $75.
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:42 PM
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my Martin 000-18. amazing tone, wonderful to play, much prefer the smaller body size. when I play out, I'm plugged in so the Fishman Ellipse pickup I put in it makes for very organic, easy to dial in "mic'd" plugged in tone.
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:03 PM
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Probably my Tacoma DM9. Paid $509 for it back in 2000. It's been a good friend. Loud enough to stand out when playing in groups, rich sounding, clear as a bell.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:04 PM
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For me it is my Martin 000-15M. I bought it used for $600, but it was in immaculate shape. The neck profile and nut width make it feel super comfortable. It is heavenly for acoustic blues and rag. Not loud, but very sweet and clean sounding.

The guitar is a joy to play and listen to. It is an all-around winner. I call it Little Brown Jug.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:30 PM
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While I've had several good sounding guitars that were inexpensive the best tone for least $$ for me has been a Martin D-18GE.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:20 PM
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If we're talking bang for the buck, it would have to be the Guild D-25 I bought new in 1973 for $240. It was my only guitar for 30-some years, so at less than $8 per annum, I certainly got my money's worth out of that one.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:30 PM
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If we're talking bang for the buck, it would have to be the Guild D-25 I bought new in 1973 for $240. It was my only guitar for 30-some years, so at less than $8 per annum, I certainly got my money's worth out of that one.
That'll work.

Or one Starbucks' frap a year.

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