He did say acoustic, just as an FYI.There is a really nice highway one strat on ebay for 500.00 BIN
He did say acoustic, just as an FYI.
I have an early 80s Takamine F360S, which is a solid-topped version of the Martin D-28 (which got Takamine sued by Martin for the design). It's the 2nd one that I've owned (the previous was stolen), and when I A/B'd it with some of the $2000 guitars at Guitar Center, it definitely had a sound that was comparable to, but obviously not on the same level as, those guitars.
They typically run under the $500 mark, which will allow him to get a hard shell case and the other things that allow one to care for and maintain an acoustic, depending on where they live.
I agree, and you can find a used one very inexpensively. Those Epi's are surprisingly goodThe Epiphone Masterbuilt guitars are incredible guitars for the $. If you have a GC nearby go and play one...you will not be disappointed.
This has been my experience as well. I've probably owned about 10 different sub $500 guitars and I'm *mostly* content with my Simon & Patrick. It was $275 + electronics. My tech dude put a L.R. Baggs element in it that he just pulled off a Taylor, did a complete setup, tossed in a case and I was out the door for about $475. I often get compliments on tone, and I can't find anything in the store I would rather have under $2,000.All the Canadian guitars in the Seagull, Norman, Simon & Patrick, etc. lines can be pretty good, and great bargains.