Suggestion Need for buying Acoustic Guitar

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by ronnieanand, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    I disposed my Givson Jumbo and now I am planning to pick up some good Acoustic. Dont have much cash, so I am limited by $200 for the Acoustic. I am looking at Applause by Ovation, this model given in the link for $199.

    Any other suggestions but please have it in mind that I can only spare $200 for it.

    The only feature I look at is a good pickup which I can connect it to my Amp. Also this thing should be good enough for playing some gigs.
  2. sridhar11_2

    sridhar11_2 Instrumental guitarist

    Hey the ovation is beautiful for the price. I sounds amazing, i heard Malmsteen play in the Live in Denver G3(i'm pretty sure it was this one) and i loved the sound of it. It's the sort of guitar you'd want if you were mainly an electric player. I have my heart set on it too but it will have to wait ( A socialistic economy does'nt seem bad right now, btw we're a mixed eco - capitalist eco too)

    But for something different check out the Ibanez Talman series

    It's got piezo pickup and a 2 band EQ. Looks wierd to me but according to the reviews it's good looking up front.
  3. aysh

    aysh -|h3 ori9in4| (ui!aris-|-

    ronnie take the ovation .. it sounds amazing even when connected to a pickup seriously. i'll buy myself this one after 1-2 yrs . thats the plan :grin:
  4. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Had a chance to check out a few of the Ovations. Somehow I was thoroughly disappointed. The inbuilt preamp was crap. It started distorting if I strum hard. There was no good low end and it was very middy and trebly. Without plugging it was a total disaster. Checked a lot of other stuffs. Then finally played this Takamine EG240. This was an awesome piece. An absolute beauty. Very clean and deep lows and bright treble. The chords were sounding very lush and sounded great for some stupid solo I played on it. It costs $249. Slightly above my budget but I am thinking I will go for this. Still on the look to see if something is good and cheap. Apparantly I saw an Korean brand too called Montana. That was pretty decent but the Takamine has really caught my eyes today.
  5. sridhar11_2

    sridhar11_2 Instrumental guitarist

    I guess the good ovations are the costly ones like the celebrity series
  6. deathdr_87

    deathdr_87 Awesome Guitarist

    the takamine seems to be good...

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