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    Acoustic Guitar Recommendations

    Both my nephews took up learning guitar. Both are pretty determined and I think I would like to give them nice guitars once they reach a certain level.

    I know nothing about guitars. What would you guys recommend?
    I would be looking for quality instruments. Can be used. Budget would be good under $1000 for both but I have no idea of pricing, so I might be up for a surprise.

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    I don't know anything about guitars, but I was worried for a second you were going to take up guitar playing at the same time as knife making.

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    Taylor Big Baby. Good sound and well priced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    I don't know anything about guitars, but I was worried for a second you were going to take up guitar playing at the same time as knife making.

    k.
    I like trumpet, but unsure I can do this undertaking. No time and lack of musical pitch.


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    It depends on the type of acoustic guitar they want. Classical (nylon string) or steel string? You can find something pretty good at $500 a piece.

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    I would suggest a mid range Epiphone or a nicer Ibanez. The Taylor Big Baby's are really nice also. I have been playing guitar for 21 years and have owned several of the above guitars, acoustic wise in that price range, i would say the epiphone.

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    I have played for over 20 years and owned and played quite a few guitars. Mainly acoustics.
    Taylor is one of the TOP names in the biz right now in my opinion. There on there game, and there guitars will hold value like a quality made knife.. There spendy.. But very good instruments.



    As a good starter guitar that will preform well and give good sound quality. I would recommend a Fender!! You should have no problem working within your budget and the boys will love them, As everyone knows the Fender name. And they have always has been considered to be one of the top makers in the industry.



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    Of course Randy "the wood junkie" Haas would suggest Taylors to you...

    You should tell us what kind of music they are playing. Biggest differences in acoustic guitar styles will be Country, Classical, Blues, Jazz, and Pop.

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    Breedlove Guitars. You can pick up two for about a grand, they look good, play well, and are hand made in Oregon.

    Alternatively, I picked up a Takamine dreadnought cutaway for about $400 that had the best sound and action of any factory guitar I've used.

    Fender is nice, but their acoustics aren't quite what you'd expect given the quality of their electrics. My two cents.

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    My wife picked up a Fender T-Bucket, very rich sound, under $400


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