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Old 01-19-2013, 12:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Try the Breedlove ranges. I went through a raft of acoustic guitars buying mine and eventually settled on the Breedlove Passport D20 F/S.

That said, acoustic guitars, more than any other guitar, are very much a personal taste. You NEED to play a few and pick the best, (Even of an individual model, since wood is wood and has varying qualities from piece to piece) otherwise its simply not worth it.
I really cannot play different guitars in my location. Especially Ovation or Breedlove or anything else, we have only cheapass Yamahas. So basically I'll have to go with luck. After all consideration I'm still between Takamine G260C and Ovation CC24. With the information given I guess I'll get the Takamine. What about Fender Acoustics?

And I've read in a few places about a small size of G260C. What could it mean? "The G260C FXC fingerstyle model is a small body instrument that is extremely comfortable to play whether on stage or relaxing in your home." This is said on the official webpage of the Guitar.. Does anyone know what It means?

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It has a shallow body, meaning the thickness of the body is about 3.5" as opposed to about 5" in dreadnaught style bodies.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It has a shallow body, meaning the thickness of the body is about 3.5" as opposed to about 5" in dreadnaught style bodies.
But do you think this is going to noticeably affect the acoustics?
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But do you think this is going to noticeably affect the acoustics?
It does. They're generally used in a plugged in setting, while a dread body will boom a bit more, and the mids are a bit smoother in tone.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It does. They're generally used in a plugged in setting, while a dread body will boom a bit more, and the mids are a bit smoother in tone.
Then what good alternative would you offer to the G260C?
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Then what good alternative would you offer to the G260C?
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I'm mainly going to use the guitar unplugged, so I care more about the Acoustic sound. And well, the price limit is something close to $400.
I'd go with this:

Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought | Musician's Friend

This guys review is pretty intensive:

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The S6 slim is an excellent guitar for [$] (or buy it when there's a sale -- I paid like [$] over Fourth of July). I don't think you could find a better one in this price range. I got it as a backup guitar that I don't have to worry about. It's no Martin HD-28 or Gibson AJ, but for the price it sounds very good. Balanced (not too boomy -- probably because it is has slightly more sloped shoulders, slightly narrower waist, and slightly less depth than a typical dreadnaught, and the wood is, well, a little cheaper). Pretty good volume. Some sparkle. Decent sustain. For this price, getting a solid top is pretty impressive (it's cedar, not spruce, but resonates pretty nicely). Yes the back and sides are 3-layer laminate, but at least it's three layers of actual wood (even though it's cherry, not mahogany or rosewood), unlike a lot of cheap guitars. I would definitely recommend the "slim" neck, which is in fact a normal neck. The standard S6 has a nut width that's significantly wider than most acoustics and electrics, and a bit hard to play. Not impossible, but unless you're a huge fingerpicker (in which case you probably have a better guitar than this), I don't see the point in getting a guitar with a wider nut than all the other guitars I own. Just makes it hard to swap back and forth. I also like the cream body binding on the slim model -- just looks nicer than the chocolate binding on the standard S6. Even so, it's not the most attractive guitar on earth. The cedar top is pretty bland looking, and it is very soft and so scuffs easily. The color and grain of the cherry sides and back are not that attractive and don't look that great with the top, but who cares, it's not a beauty contest. I ordered mine online. Normally I'd have reservations about buying an acoustic instrument without playing it first, but at this price I wasn't worried (and could return it if necessary). These are production guitars, they don't vary that much. You could probably find a gem or a dud, but most of them sound quite similar. The setup out of the box was very good. Neck is practcally straight (tiny bow, as it should have), and the action is pretty low. Could probably go a mm lower without buzzing, so I may tweak it someday by filing the saddle a bit. Bottom line, it's an excellent choice. I haven't played a better guitar for [$], or even $600-700.
I may even get one.
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Well thanks everyone for your help!

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