Best $700-$900 Acoustic

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  1. PrestonBrick

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    Something like the Martin 000C-16RGTE Aura but Im only gonna be using it for 3 or 4 songs a night so it does not need to be perfect or anything. I would like new but whateva. I would also like real wood and Made in America. But the best is the best so I will accept anything.

    Thanks, Preston
     
  2. Caretaker

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    There was a Guild from the 70`s in the Emporium a few days ago. Maybe yesterday. It looks like an awesome guitar.
     
  3. guitarfish

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    I have one of those Martin 000C's - great guitars! How about a Martin 15 series? All mahogany, simple appointments, but nice sounding & playing.
     
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    Id love one but there $$$$$!!
     
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    Ebay used is 1500.
     
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    Ditto on the Guilds! I was just going to post about them. Excellent guitars for the money, I especially like the OM-18 copy, the 000 sized sunburst model they have. They play and sound great and you can score them for under $700.
     
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    Last time I checked, Larrivee was making some phenomenal all-solid wood guitars in your price range -- the simplest appointments and their bottom of the line, but the guitar itself is excellent quality. A few years ago, I bought my brother a new Larrivee dread -- I think it was a D-02 -- mahogany with solid sitka spruce top. I compared it at length side-by-side with my Collings OM-1 (a fantastic $3000 boutique guitar). The Larrivee was 98% as good. (Far better IMO than any Martins in that range that I've ever tried.)
     
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    I recommend a used Alvarez Yairi.
     
  10. Lawn Jockey

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    You can buy a new Larrivee L-03R (rosewood) for $900.00. All solid woods, one piece mahogany neck (no wings), maple binding, ebony board and bridge, HSC...and tone to die for. The L body has an 1 3/4" nut...the D has an 1 11/16" nut. The L is excellent for fingerstyle and handles heavy strumming. The OM models tend to break up with heavy strumming.

    Check out Dave at Guitar Adoptions for all things Larrivee.
     
  11. PrestonBrick

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    All the guilds would be used right?
     
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    You can buy new Guild GAD series in your budget.

    The Larrivee's are made in either Vancouver, BC or California depending on the series. Both are NA made from a legendary builder.
     
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    Check out the Breedlove Atlas Series
     
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    If you do a search in the Acoustic Instruments section, you'll find 100s of recommendations for this question.

    A used made-in-Rhode Island Guild would be an excellent option if you can find one. Seagulls are not bad guitars for the money. There are so many choices... best bet is to play a few and see what works best for you.
     
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    Ditto on the Tacoma's better grab them up they are getting harder to find...
     
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    I have a Yairi I picked up used for around $500. I've had it for about 10 years and it's a great guitar...
     

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