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  • N-lightMike

    December 25, 2021 at 11:02 am

    I have a number of guitars in that price range @Salty . Of course, there are different styles of guitars, and you can get any type you want in that price range. Here are some amazing guitar companies who sell quality instruments at that price point.

    Epiphone; Alvarez; Ibanez; Yamaha; Washburn.

    I still own an Epiphone, an Alvarez, and an Ibanez. I had a Washburn, but it was a small scale travel guitar and though I loved it, I didn’t use it so I sold it. I have never owned a Yamaha, but they have a stellar reputation in this price range.

    Ibanez, especially, makes many different styles and copies famous models and many of those offerings are $500 or less. Alvarez and Epiphone make a few amazing guitars at this price point, but don’t have the variety Ibanez does.

    I hesitate to make suggestions beyond this because I don’t know what kind of gutiar you want. My PR-5E Epiphone is a standard 25 1/2″ scale length, and is a “Florentine” style cut-away with solid spruce top and rosewood sides and back. I love this guitar. But I also love my Alvarez AP66 parlor, all mahogany (solid top), 12 fret, open head stock, 24″ scale length. And then there is my Ibanez GA34STCE, nylon string, open head stock, solid spruce top, 25 1/2″ scale length, 1 13/16″ nut width, thin line, cut-away body. It is becoming my “go to” guitar. The Epiphone and Ibanez both have electronics with a tuner. The Alvarez has no electronics or cut-away. But it may be my most comfortable guitar. There are a lot of choices and a lot of differences.

    MG 😀