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    Hey there,

    Currently i own a basic yamaha classical c-40 guitar. Thinking of getting an acoustic guitar to supplement it...budget bout $300. Any recommendations?

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    Hi ... you tried Swee Lee and Davis yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Goi View Post
    Hi ... you tried Swee Lee and Davis yet?
    Cool...checked out swee lee...its a good shop to buy guitars?

    Tho i'm still not quite sure whats a good beginner - mid range acoustic guitar. Any recommendations?

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    Actually the only brand i heard of is fender, gibson, yamaha...how bout the rest? Most of those i see at swee lee is epiphone and cort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantasia View Post
    Cool...checked out swee lee...its a good shop to buy guitars?

    Tho i'm still not quite sure whats a good beginner - mid range acoustic guitar. Any recommendations?
    Mid-range? Then you have to up your budget liao lor ... I'm not sure mine is mid-range or not ... using a Simon and Patrick Spruce CW ... cost me S$845 then ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantasia View Post
    Actually the only brand i heard of is fender, gibson, yamaha...how bout the rest? Most of those i see at swee lee is epiphone and cort.
    There are also China made ones such as Fina (correct me if I'm wrong) and TGM ... there are also Alveraz and Takamine ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Goi View Post
    Mid-range? Then you have to up your budget liao lor ... I'm not sure mine is mid-range or not ... using a Simon and Patrick Spruce CW ... cost me S$845 then ...
    Whoah...tats abit out of my budget...so i guess $300 only qualifies for an entry level one..hehe...any noticeable differences between the brands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantasia View Post
    Whoah...tats abit out of my budget...so i guess $300 only qualifies for an entry level one..hehe...any noticeable differences between the brands?
    I guess you really have to go down and play with them ... let your ear decide (okay the wallet makes the final decision) ... sadly there's no short-cut to this ...
    Last edited by Adam Goi; 4th January 2008 at 10:01 PM.

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    Try Taylor Koa -U$4,000. Solid as a rock...

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    Btw, when you're @ Davis, check out the new Fina 1216 ... heard that after discount it's about S$270 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Goi View Post
    Btw, when you're @ Davis, check out the new Fina 1216 ... heard that after discount it's about S$270 ...
    Cool...Ok will check it out! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantasia View Post
    Hey there,

    Currently i own a basic yamaha classical c-40 guitar. Thinking of getting an acoustic guitar to supplement it...budget bout $300. Any recommendations?

    Depends on what you want to hear and purpose of playing.

    I prefer a bright sounding guitar that have lots of midrange frequency, so it cuts through band situation. And most importantly, I need it to be pluggable to amplifier and have a cutaway to play higher notes. I don't really need big sounding guitar when unplugged. For my purpose, my choice falls to Ovation.

    Some people need to use the guitar for Sunday praise session at the church. They will need full size acoustic guitar like dreadnought or jumbo model.

    Some people need the guitar to be lugged around wherever they go. For this people, smaller model like Baby Taylor is very good.

    So on an so forth.

    My recommendation, go to Peninsula, the same building as camera workshop. Below has a shop called Maestro Guitar. They have good range of acoustic guitar. Just go there and try.

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    try www.soft.com.sg and www.luthermusic.com if you'd looking for 2nd hand ones.
    For $300, maestro/yamaha is fine. And I'd recommend you to upgrade once your skill improves. It is similar to photography, once you are limited by the functions of a body, BBB a higher end one!

    And guitars like Taylors/Martins can last and the value is more or less stable unlike pro-DSLRs...hai..

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    Thanks for the info guys!

    Currently i'm also looking at the Cort earth 70e...anyone with any previous experience with this guitar?
    Last edited by phantasia; 7th January 2008 at 05:40 PM.

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    Got anything in the end?

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