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Jinder

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I had a few cheapies that I had no feelings for and sold off so I'm currently looking for a beater that I can take anywhere.

I've got my eyes locally on a Takamine 430SS NOS that has a few shop worn issues.

They have it down to $785 but their warehouse sale is coming up next month. If I can get them down to $500, it'll be my new beater.

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OK, Maybe not cheap, cheap... But for under 1K I got an ALL SOLID wood

Takemine TF430SS with that Cool Tube-2 Pickup system... Sweet warm sound.

Dark reddish brown burst solid Cedar Top with solid Ovangkol back and sides.

Crisp full acoustic sound, and really sweet acoustic sound plugged in.

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Was it like this one or an even newer model?

 

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-aj-220s-acoustic-guitar

 

That's the one. Looks better in person.

 

Here's a video I found that Epiphone did to promote it on YouTube:

 

 

I mean, it's no Gibson, but for under $200 it would make a great first guitar or campfire guitar or something.

 

Sorry for the late reply, haven't been by the forum much lately.

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Putting my work hat on as a marketing / advertising profressional have to say this is a really good piece of promotion. Especially when they find out the price tag.

 

Speaking as a Gibby forum member, how the hell is it possible that these pro musos react as if they came across across a slope sholdered dreadnought for the very first time ..... c'mon ... :rolleyes:

 

That's the one. Looks better in person.

 

Here's a video I found that Epiphone did to promote it on YouTube:

 

 

I mean, it's no Gibson, but for under $200 it would make a great first guitar or campfire guitar or something.

 

Sorry for the late reply, haven't been by the forum much lately.

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While I'm very partial to my J-60 Traditional, I recently bought a low end model Teton (dreadnought) acoustic for my girlfriend and it sounds amazing! Was right around $300 and the tone is super rich. I think it's a solid cedar top with mahogany ply sides and back. I now wish I'd picked up one of these instead of the Yamaha I bought for camping and banging around with. Thing is, she (and the guitar) are lefties so I can't play the thing... probably just as well and I think she's happy that it's ALL hers [biggrin] .The Seagull's are also great guitars but I wouldn't call them cheap per say... cheaper than most solid wood guitars and certainly a good bargain. I've been seeing a lot of great (looking anyway) solid wood acoustics from off-brands these days for pretty reasonable prices... probably made by 10 year olds but hey, 10 year olds need to keep their hands busy to stay out of trouble.

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Putting my work hat on as a marketing / advertising profressional have to say this is a really good piece of promotion. Especially when they find out the price tag.

 

Speaking as a Gibby forum member, how the hell is it possible that these pro musos react as if they came across across a slope sholdered dreadnought for the very first time ..... c'mon ... :rolleyes:

 

I've got a similar background and was thinking the same thing on both accounts :)

 

That said, it does seem like a majority of these people in the video have more of a pop background than alt-country/folk/indie where you are more likely to see J-45s left and right. I could be wrong.

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