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Old 09-24-2021, 07:49 AM
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Ok, I have seen this before, but I guess it’s MY turn.
I am shopping again. Have a $2-$3K budget for a decent acoustic/electric.
I have a later Ovation and a Taylor 814ce that I like. I am thinking about trying the Takamine P7DNC. I had a TNV360 SC that is fondly remembered. Or perhaps a Maple body Jumbo/dred. Fit and finish, tone and good electronics is all I need (hahaha). Like a 914ce at a 314 price. I am open to many types, including carbon fiber.
Armed with this information, what might you suggest? Really wanting new….
Thanks, and be kind….
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Old 09-24-2021, 08:08 AM
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What type of music do you play? Preference on tone woods? Neck shape, nut width? Cutaway or non? Body size and shape? If you give us a little more to go on, you'll probably get more helpful suggestions.
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Old 09-24-2021, 08:12 AM
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Since you mentioned CF, I would strongly advise you to at least dip a toe and check them out. While I do and will continue to have wood acoustics, my workhorses are my Emerald X7 and Rainsong Shorty SG. While Rainsong no longer makes the CH and other lower-priced series, but I would feel more comfortable about buying a used CF than a used wood guitar because of their greater durability.

You could also check out a McPherson touring - right in your price range. While I haven't played one, many folks on the CF forum here attest that they are almost identical in tone (although perhaps not volume) to the > $3K Sable. Also, Klos has both full-size and travel CFs in your price range. If you are interested in the ultimate in travel guitars, there is always the Journey OF-660 = which falls under your price range.

The higher-end Taks (heck - even the lower-priced ones) are fantastic guitars, and you sure can't go wrong with one of them, but I think you owe it to yourself to at least check out a CF if you have the opportunity.
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Old 09-24-2021, 08:14 AM
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....what might you suggest?….
Here you go: Guild F40 Traditional. Or just peruse the Guild lineup.
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Old 09-24-2021, 08:32 AM
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For a maple body jumbo look into the Eastman AC630BD.
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Old 09-24-2021, 08:57 AM
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Play Americana, roots, folk, some rock. GA or Dred is what I usually have. Glitz is fine. Play out now and then….
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Play Americana, roots, folk, some rock. GA or Dred is what I usually have. Glitz is fine. Play out now and then….
For the roots and americana stuff, I like Gibson in spruce and hog. Just my personal preference.
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Ok, I have seen this before, but I guess it’s MY turn.
I am shopping again. Have a $2-$3K budget for a decent acoustic/electric.
I have a later Ovation and a Taylor 814ce that I like. I am thinking about trying the Takamine P7DNC. I had a TNV360 SC that is fondly remembered. Or perhaps a Maple body Jumbo/dred. Fit and finish, tone and good electronics is all I need (hahaha). Like a 914ce at a 314 price. I am open to many types, including carbon fiber.
Armed with this information, what might you suggest? Really wanting new….
Thanks, and be kind….
In your situation I would go carbon fiber. Emerald is within your budget and we're hearing lots of great things about them. When GAS hits me again (eventually) that's the direction I'm thinking of going.
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For the roots and americana stuff, I like Gibson in spruce and hog. Just my personal preference.
Something along the lines of a J45 eh?
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Thanks so far….looking now.
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Something along the lines of a J45 eh?
Agreed. Either a J-45 or a D-18. That's how I would spell "Americana."
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Something along the lines of a J45 eh?
Well, IMHO, there are far worse choices than a good J-45.
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For a maple body jumbo look into the Eastman AC630BD.
This would be my recommendation too!
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Well, I DO like J 45 sound…..
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For a maple body jumbo look into the Eastman AC630BD.

IMO the Eastman AC630 is straight up beautiful. I mean, OMG that flame maple. Check out the YouTube video to listen to that tone. And at under $2250 it's a Gibson J-200 killer.

https://youtu.be/DWcmcKlXT9Mhttps://...be/DWcmcKlXT9M


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