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  • Michelle-PSL

    January 2, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    @Salty , there are many great suggestions above.

    I would encourage you to go somewhere and play different models in your price range. Or take someone along with you who plays and listen to the sound of the guitars. Or ask an employee to play them for you. Think about what kind of music you want to play. If you want to play bluegrass you will want a different sounding guitar than if your goal is to play melodic fingerstyle. Also, trying out different models will help you figure out the body type that feels most comfortable for you.

    That said, I was happy with the Orangewood guitars I purchased when I was starting out. The Breedlove Discovery collection is highly rated. I have heard good things about the Alvarez and Eastman guitars. If you like blues or bluegrass, Recording King might be guitars you’d like. If you’re willing to go to $550, you can purchase a Martin X series or a Taylor Academy series, both excellent starters that will stand the test of time.

    And @David_Leo gave some good advice. Used may be the way to go, and reverb.com is a reputable website.

    Good Luck and let us know what you decide to bring home. 🙂