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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2008, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cheap Acoustic Guitar

I've been listening to a lot of acoustic stuff recently and it's really inspired me to write some softer music. But I only have a crappy nylon classical guitar that's falling to bits. So basically I want a really cheap steel strung guitar that sounds half decent. It doesn't have to be amazing because I'm on a really tight budget.

Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-21-2008, 09:37 AM
 
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Re: Cheap Acoustic Guitar

What sort of price range?

Ozark make some fine acoustic guitars. I have a 12-string Stagg that I bought for 80 new about 4 years back, it's brilliant.

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-21-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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I picked up a Yamaha APX500 electro-acoustic for <200 - I think it's pretty good for the
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Re: Cheap Acoustic Guitar

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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-24-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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Try norman guitars. I had a go on one down in johnny roadhouse in manchester a little while ago, their D20 model. Handbuilt in canada, sounded really nice, loud enough and played super well...150 english.

I know what I'm buying if I need another acoustic.

http://www.normanguitars.com/
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The Norman line is great. I didn't know they were so affordable in the UK.

Change my vote to Norman.
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-27-2008, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Cheap Acoustic Guitar

Hmm thanks for the suggestions!
Now I need to find a place that stocks them in London
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-27-2008, 07:50 PM
 
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THe UK distributer for norman is london based I think, so it should be too difficult. If nothing else, Johnny Roadhouse will ship I believe.

Edit: Woops, wrong end of the country. The distributer is glaswegian. Try giving them a ring and asking who orders them in in london area.

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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-31-2008, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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...their D20 model. Handbuilt in canada, sounded really nice, loud enough and played super well...150 english.
I can't find a D20, only a B20 which is much more than 150:
http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=n...oducts&show=dd

Am I looking at the wrong guitar?
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-05-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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Well the best way to do it would be to get in touch with johnny roadhouse. I know the sticker on the one I played was 150. The D20 does exist, its on their website if you google norman guitars (not froogle)
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Re: Cheap Acoustic Guitar

Do you have Breedlove overthere? They have a lot of really wonderful sounding cheaper models as well as their high divine stuff. Here in Nashvegas you can often get them for around $500-$600 or so, which is like 400 Euros. Great sound, good electronics, and I love their bridge designs because they don't involve the irritating plugs to string them.

Just a thought.
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The D20 does exist, its on their website if you google norman guitars (not froogle)
Their website was the first place I looked, and I can't see any D series guitars.
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-06-2008, 01:00 PM
 
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I'm really sorry! I meant this model, you're right, they don't have a D series!
http://www.normanguitars.com/modelb20folk.htm

Silver, we do have Breedlove over here, but they're VERY expensive I'm afraid...
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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Hey - I'm in the same boat - looking for a cheap acoustic. I checked the Norman website but none of their dealers will post prices. They look sweet though. Any other options?
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 01:41 PM
 
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The same company that makes Norman also makes Art & Lutherie. Maybe the Norman supplier can get them in. They are cheaper than Normans and the solid top models sound and play very nice.

http://www.artandlutherieguitars.com/guitars.htm
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