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Old 01-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys and girls, I'm new to the forums, so nice to meet you all!
I am planning on buying a new Acoustic guitar, and was wondering what to choose. 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'm thinking about the Ovation CC24, but would like to hear some objections or alternatives. Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go to a music store and play every guitar within your price range till you hear one thats what you were looking for. Name brand isn't always the best way to go, just explore your options.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Go to a music store and play every guitar within your price range till you hear one thats what you were looking for. Name brand isn't always the best way to go, just explore your options.
There are no music stores with a big collection of guitars to choose from in my area, 10 at most, and old models, and very expensive too, compared to the original prices. Mainly there is just 1 brand of a guitar. Yamaha for example and that's all. That's why I need thoughts of different people who have tried different guitars, as I personally cannot do it..
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd recommend Seagull or Takamine's G series.

I personally don't like Ovation, but I know people who do, so that's all a matter of personal preference.

Edit: I came damn close to buying the G440c by Takamine; gorgeous guitar, and the tone had everything I was looking for in the price range.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I personally don't like Ovation, but I know people who do, so that's all a matter of personal preference.
i'm with phantasio on that one. i don't like the way sound hits plastic... they project pretty well, but they sound synthetic to me. no warmth.

i would suggest waiting until you have an opportunity to go to a city where there is a larger selection... save up some extra dough... maybe even enough to spend a little more on the guitar itself. make a little adventure of it.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well thanks for the info. I looked up the seagull guitars, they are not so affordable for me, so I came upon the Takamine G series FXC, G260C to be precise. So now I'm between G260C Takamine and CC24 Ovation. What about Yamahas guys?
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So now I'm between G260C Takamine and CC24 Ovation. What about Yamahas guys?
Yamahas are really hit or miss, the quality between the same model guitar can vary quite a bit, especially with older models, they are very much a 'try before you buy' guitar.

Like the others have mentioned, I'm not a fan of Ovation guitars. I find their rounded backs make them problematic to play while sitting down as they have a tendency to slip out from underneath you. The model you list is also an acoustic/electric hybrid. Were you planning on plugging into an amp?

The Takamine is a more traditional acoustic, no pickup, and the model I'd personally go for based on what's been discussed in this thread.
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I wouldn't get an Ovation in the price range you're looking at. The quality isn't there until you get up past the 1k range. Takamine is an excellent choice, also look into Cort acoustics. Thay have some good quality ones for kinda cheap.
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Yamahas are really hit or miss, the quality between the same model guitar can vary quite a bit, especially with older models, they are very much a 'try before you buy' guitar.

Like the others have mentioned, I'm not a fan of Ovation guitars. I find their rounded backs make them problematic to play while sitting down as they have a tendency to slip out from underneath you. The model you list is also an acoustic/electric hybrid. Were you planning on plugging into an amp?

The Takamine is a more traditional acoustic, no pickup, and the model I'd personally go for based on what's been discussed in this thread.
I really don't think I'm ever going to plug it in, that's why I'm more on the Takamine side. So basically it's almost settled. I'll do some more research on the topic fore sure and post my new findings here. Thanks all!

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I wouldn't get an Ovation in the price range you're looking at. The quality isn't there until you get up past the 1k range. Takamine is an excellent choice, also look into Cort acoustics. Thay have some good quality ones for kinda cheap.
I'll look up Cort acoustics! Thanks!
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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.
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