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What's a good acoustic/electric for >$400?

I know there was a thread a few weeks ago about Ibanez Acoustics not being wonderful sounding.

Anybody have any input? I'd like to get one that sounds and plays well out of the box.

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Hi,

I am having an IBZ AEG10 (around 350 Euro) and I find it perfect... for stage (in my rockband). No feedback problems, a very good Pup and Onboard-Preamp (the latter very versatile). In combination with my Boss AD3 just perfect.

Just my 2 cents,

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my Ibanez accoustic sounded really good, just needed a fret job is all.
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Most of Ibanez's acoustics are priced under $700.00 list, which puts the street prices on them at, or in many cases under $400.00. I can't post my selling prices here, but if you're looking for a straight acoustic, you might consider the AW500NT which has a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back/sides. Or, if you're looking for a cutaway acoustic electric, you should look at the AEF30. This comes in 3 different colors, has a flamed maple top, maple back and sides and a Fishman pickup. Check them out on the Ibanez website. Both of these models are really good for the money and both are within you're budget.

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I'd check out a Seagull...great bang for the buck.
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I'd check out a Seagull...great bang for the buck.
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Good luck finding one that's acoustic/electric
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Hi Kenny
Last November I got an Ibanez Masa SX72 TBC (transparent black cherry)

It is a really nice guitar and is electro/acoustic and also has two pickups that you can blend output mix to your taste.

I recommend it.
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/world/acoust...a_toppage.html

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/world/acoust...ages/sx72.html

I have heard good things about the Yamaha acoustics though too.

Best wishes

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If you're into more plugged-in than straight acoustic playing, look into the Yamaha APX guitars. They're also a bit smaller than regular jumbos, making them great for stage work.
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Hey now... this is an Ibanez site!!!

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I just looked at the post topic again and noticed that you've asked for advice guitars "> $400", which means "greater than $400".

Did you mean "greater than" or "less than"... the advice obviously differs greatly depending on which way that little symbol is facing!
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My price range is $300-400. Sorry about the confusion.

I've checked out a few since I originally posted - I found an Ovation Celebrity that played nice (didn't like that it was green). It had a tuner built in, which is a feature i really like. I also found an Ibanez that played nicer - AW100 - tag was $489, got him down to $439, but I really want to stay in budget here. The ovation was similarly priced.I don't need an acoustic that badly at the moment, so i'm just waiting for the right deal to come along. It's nice to have time

In the meantime, I'm still open to suggestions

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If you decide to go this route, I can do an AW100 for alot less than the dealer than you've been speaking with. Also, if you like the built in tuner, you should take a look at some of the Alvarez guitars. They're making extremely high quality stuff for pretty short money.

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If you decide to go this route, I can do an AW100 for alot less than the dealer than you've been speaking with. Also, if you like the built in tuner, you should take a look at some of the Alvarez guitars. They're making extremely high quality stuff for pretty short money.

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Seems we have differing ideas of "A lot". Presuming I wouldn't have to pay tax, you'd save me exactly $10...and If I have a problem with it, I'd have to ship it back to you, thus making it cost me more money.

Thanks anyway.
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