Hi all... this is Abhijit. I just came across this site and found it really cool - so got registered immediately. I think this is a really useful place for people to share info about guitars.
About me... well, I'm a guitar enthusiast who's lost touch since a few years - thanks to academics and job... :-(. However, am planning to start anew - first step being .... buying a decent guitar.
May I request you guys to help me choose something in the range of 10-15k (inclusive of amp) in mumbai. I don't plan to play much rock - but mainly accompany in hindi film music and ghazals (my parents are radio artists and I accompany them in some of their concerts). I was looking basically for an acoustic-electric or a hollow-body electric - but don't mind buying an electric either. Am not very comfortable with dreadnought models - and as far as looks go, am crazy about les paul designs :-) Going through Furtado's latest price-list, I have shortlisted the following (their price-list did not mention any hollow-body-electrics) - will really appreciate your opinion on these - plus any hollow-bodies in my budget range (I don't need an amp for a hollow-body - so the guitar price go go up to 15k)!
1 - Greg Bennet, Electric Guitar Avion AV-1
2 - Fender, Acoustic Guitar, DG-4CE (with electronics)
3 - Samick, Acoustic Guitar LW-025GCEQ(with pick-up and EQ)
4 - Samick, Acoustic Guitar LW-015GE /Natural (with pick-up)
5 - Washburn, Electric Guitar X10
6 - Samick LS-11S (Strat type model)
7 - Silvertone, Electric Guitar Package, Citation SS10PK /Black (don't laugh - it's just the price tag that made me put it on my list :-))