Best Acoustic for $200-300

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  1. Gear91

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    I am looking for a good beginner's acoustic steel string guitar in the $200-300 price range. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Zim

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    Check out Alveraz, they make some Awesome inexpensive guitars!
     
  3. ARch

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    Absolutely Seagull, the older S6 or any of the newer guitars. Without a doubt.

    Solid wood, handmade -- same folks who make Godin electrics.

    $3-400 Seagull rivals other brands in the $700-800 range. Play a few.
     
  4. go7

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    Used. Good Luck!
     
  5. watchingme

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    +1 on the Seagull! Fantastic sound at a great price.
     
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    Orpheum (the import brand from Tacoma) or Seagull
     
  7. dirk nixon

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    These sell new for around $239. They are made by the Godin company. Surprisingly good sound and playability for such an inexpensive guitar. The body size is a bit smaller and would be good for a younger player.

    I love mine!

    http://www.artandlutherieguitars.com/amis.htm
     
  8. namron

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    Try Michael Kelly acoustic guitars. I got one ages ago and loved it to bits.. Got it from the US and had my mate bring it over to Singapore and brought it with me to Australia..
     
  9. codeorama

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    Washburn. There are a few solid spruce top Washburn's at Carlino guitars for 300 or less.
     
  10. Gear91

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    thanks everyone!
     
  11. Soul Man

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    Look for some Morgan Monroe guitars on ebay - they are sold new for very discounted prices.

    They are NICE guitars, look beautiful and sound great.

    I own a "00" for a simple around the house guitar - love it.
     
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    I Have an older solid-top Yamaha ... not as good as my Taylor 710, but is better than most sub-$600 guitars out there. I think I paid $250 used.
     

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