Teaching myself to play guitar( at 50 no less). I'm currently playing a 1981 Ovation Legend 1617. Great guitar in mint shape, but not the sound I'm looking for.Any ideas from anybody on a all solid wood dread with a 1 3/4" nut for under a grand? I know those critters are few and far between, but ya never know.
I think the Epiphone Masterbilt series is worth checking out. A search for "Masterbilt" on the Musician's Friend web site turns up 12 different models, all solid wood and all selling for $700 or less. They're made in China but they're surprisingly good - in fact, the AJ-500RE ("advanced jumbo", solid rosewood body, with electronics) got a Guitar Player magazine Editor's Pick award a year or so ago.
Thanks Mark. I saw those but havent checked em out yet. They're on the list. Thanks again.
I've got small hands, especially for a big guy, and the 1 11/16" nut just seems to be to narrow. Maybe its just me? I'm hoping a 1 3/4" will do the trick. Like I said, I'm just starting to learn,( teaching myself lol), so I guess the best thing I can do is play alot of different ones when I hit the lower 48 tomorrow. First stop when I get off the plane...Old Boise Guitar Shop.
Street price of this guitar is close to a grand, and it's a Martin.
I would call Maury ...he gives a better discount than listed online. You won't have to pay taxes, because you're out of state.