Re: Need a recommendation for an acoustic
Well I went into Guitar Center on Thursday and played a few entry level acoustics. Long story short, none of them really wowed me. Worst of the lot: the Ibanez AEG. Holy crap, it was like someone did the fretwork with a belt sander.
The best of what I played was a Yamaha that was around $280, but even that suffered from the typical cheap acoustic issues of shoddy fretwork, mile high action and stiff feel.
Then the salesman recommended I play a Taylor GS Mini. This is a $500 guitar. Holy crap, what a nice guitar! I almost bought it. This is basically a 7/8 scale guitar and the scale length is something a bit under 24". The fretwork was real nice and the neck was nice and straight. Actually really straight, but it probably just needed a truss rod adjustment. This was by far the most "electric like" acoustic I've played and I felt immediately at home on it. These are Made in Mexico, hence the cheap price, but I didn't feel like I was playing a cheap guitar.