"I suggest you ask yourself how good you want to be. Then based on that decide how much you can afford and buy any of most brands mentioned on other posts. You can't go wrong with Taylor, Gibson, Martin, Larrivee, Guild, Epihone Masterbuilt,…"
"A lot of people mention the Seagull S6 which is a fine guitar, but Seagull also makes the Art & Luthier model guitars. My wife bought me an A&L Cedar Solid Top with Cherry Sides, Back, and Neck probably 14 years ago, and to this day it is my…"
"I have never had a complaint with any of the Seagulls I have owned, starting with an M6 Cedar GT that I bought on eBay, and continuing now to a couple from the Artist Series- a Cedar-topped Mosaic, and a Spruce-Rosewood Artist Studio. I only mention…"
"Fifteen years ago I bought a Seagull S6 and still love it. I used it just for singing songs to my stepdaughter when she was little, but now that I'm trying to get serious I find that that I'm still amazed at how pretty it sounds. The…"
"When I first started, I could only afford cheap guitars, but the first great guitar I bought was a Martin D-28 (wish I still had it), then a used Gibson Hummingbird (it was real nice, but I don't miss it), then a Martin D-18 which I still have…"
Whenever I look for a new guitar (this happens a lot as I have serious G.A.S), I take a friend along. This gives me someone to talk to beside a salesperson. It also help if they can play so you can hear the guitar from out front. Also, you…"
"hello. .......... your needs will change as you grow as a musician... buy the best guitar you can afford on your budget... but it's almost a fact of being a musician you will buy or want to buy other guitars as you develop......
thats just my…"
"Buy a Taylor by all means! They are reasonably priced, beautifully made and have a wonderful tone. They are guaranteed
for life to the original owner, and if any repairs are necessary Taylor will repair them free of charge in a reasonable time…"
"I would say the Composite Acoustics OX is a guitar that you could enjoy for a life time. It's carbon fiber so you don't have to worry about humidity and it's got good playability and volume. I find it to be very versatile. So,…"
"Here are a couple of additional Ideas: #1 take a friend who's knowledgeable about guitars with you when you shop. This should be someone who understands neck angle and action adjustments, who can hear problems in the intonation, and give you…"
"Greg, what most are saying here is that probably it is unrealistic to expect your first guitar to be the perfect lifetime guitar, for the reasons they have mentioned. Paul sums it up well (although Antonio's way of putting it is more…"