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Old 08-05-2019, 02:09 PM
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Default A suggest for a cutaway acoustic guitar.

Hallo everyone , I'm looking for this kind of guitar , with a good relation between price and quality . Unfortunately I've not more than 600/700 euros-dollars , but I hope in a breakthrough with my actual Fender CD-100 ( that it seems to me not so bad for its price ...). I mostly play Travis style and folk , and anyway the thing more important for me is the playability and the stock low action ; I guess that in the brands of acoustic guitars may be some difference in this sense (I think , to the PRS for the electrics , for example… ) , though of course almost everything is in the hands of player . Integrated pick-up is welcome , but not really fundamental . Thank you
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Old 08-05-2019, 02:25 PM
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I suggest a used Breedlove Stage concert (all solid wood). Here's one on Reverb:

https://reverb.com/item/13197500-bre...w-gig-bag-used
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:15 PM
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I suggest a used Breedlove Stage concert (all solid wood). Here's one on Reverb:

https://reverb.com/item/13197500-bre...w-gig-bag-used
I thank you , but too much shipping cost for Italy , bad customs experience . I'm looking for something I can find in Europe .
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:27 PM
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Are Tanglewood guitars similar to what you are looking for? It's a British (MIC) guitar though so you may get a different kind of customs experience.
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Old 08-05-2019, 06:02 PM
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OK. How about Faith Guitars in the UK. Lots of good reviews on this forum and should be in your price range.

Good luck.
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:06 PM
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Look at the newer Alvarez models available over here in the States; don't know if you can get them in Italy...

They make a couple models that are just wonderful, especially for the money.

As far as the low action goes? ANY good guitar can be set-up to play the way you want it to... nice to have a low action, I know, but the downside is that playing just a little bit more firmly will create buzzing on the frets... there's no way around that, it's what we call the Law of Diminishing Returns over here - or at least I call it that!

700 euros is more like $1700 US, right? A bit over double? That's a good amount of money to spend, and you should find many choices... although it may take some traveling to get ot them!
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:08 PM
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What about the Guild Westerly series? I have a D-120c that is very good.
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:08 AM
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I really thank everyone for your inputs . Anyway I heard about the better playability referred to the stock low action of some brands of electric guitars ,without prejudice to the fact that a low action imply a possible buzz and less sustain ; evidently it's not the same for acoustic guitars .More ,I'd like to avoid as much as possible luthiers , here in Italy very expensive and very often not god enough.
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:18 AM
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The “Swiss army knife” of guitars in that price range, knowing that the Euro is about $1.12, give you about $800 usd, try to find a Taylor 114.
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For me I would go the Furch route ,Furch blue series is in you bracket the GA is a good bet , and in Europe .....
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:13 PM
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Sigma makes some awfully nice guitars that are available in Europe, but not in the US. They are priced well and the ones I have heard sound really good.
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:23 PM
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For me I would go the Furch route ,Furch blue series is in you bracket the GA is a good bet , and in Europe .....
So would I - excellent advice.
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Old 08-06-2019, 07:53 PM
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Default How about a PRS SE Acoustic?

https://www.guitarworld.com/gear/rev...se-tonare-t40e
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:16 PM
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Guild Westerly series OM or D -140ce

https://reverb.com/item/26035156-gui...with-hard-case


https://reverb.com/item/14556994-gui...itar-blem-c139
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:26 PM
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Try the Yamaha FGX800C. An acoustic/electric cut away. My bandmates all like to play it and it sounds good unplugged as well. It goes for around $300 USD on Amazon and is one of the favorites in my collection. Good luck with your search. Remember, play anything in your price range.
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