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  • tailsawaggin

    August 29, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Hey Wayne, I don’t know anything about them, but after a little quick internetting, I’m skeptical. They’re getting about $300 new on Reverb, and at that price point, I’ve found a real mixed bag. There are some excellent $300 guitars – like Yamaha – and there are some real garbage $300 guitars. There can also be some . . . oh, let’s say individuality with those guys at that price point, so while a lot of $300 (let’s say Fenders) are great, some are less great, and you might find them right next to each other on the shelf.

    For another $100, you can get a used Taylor Academy like this one — https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Taylor/Academy-12-Acoustic-Guitar.gc?rNtt=Taylor%20academy&index=1. I’ve played one of these and it’s a very comfortable guitar with a nice slender neck — almost an electric guitar feel — and while there are a lot of opinions about Taylor out there (ask four people and you’ll get six opinions), mine is that they’re consistent, predictable, well-made, and well-supported by the manufacturer and dealer network.

    I know Guitar Center can be another sore point for some folks, and I have my own issues with them, but I’ve found them to be really excellent for buying used guitars because of the return policy. You basically get a month to decide if the guitar you bought is right for you, and if it isn’t, you’re only out the time it took you to go to the shop twice.

    Good luck in your search!