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.
Thanks for all the help ya'll. I'm in Memphis now and enjoying trying out several guitars. Hard to beat that HD28 though. Sat down at Guitar Center the other day and played around with one! Had to wipe the drool off my chin!! Tried another that I believe was a DR1? Stratabond neck, spruce top, and solid sapele back and sides for $900. Sounds like a Martin for sure...and in the range of what I was wanting to pay!!
THE HUNT CONTINUES!! Thanks again for everybodies help!