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Merritt Acoustic-Electric Guitars (46) RE: Acoustic-Electric Guitars 23 Apr 03

I agree with everything Spaw said above. Find what feels good, sounds right for you.

IMHO Ovations are not fun to play and the tone lacks acousticity, even before you plug 'em in; but I know people who love them, and some people make them sound pretty oke too.

Seagull, Simon & Patrick & the rest of the Godin Gang are great acoustic guitars at a decent price, but, at least a couple of years ago, they were putting crappy electronics on there instruments. They didn't sound good plugged-in, and the EQ controls were hard to read and "dial-in."

In the last 2 years, my low-end, acoustic-electric choices have been:

~ Cort MR710F - at +/- $300 you get Fishman electronics, a solid top and a decent, very playable fretboard; laminated maple back & sides

~ Martin 000C-15E - prices (what you actually pay) range from $625 to $1,000; solid mahogany, made in USA, very playable, Fishman electronics; for a bare-fingers picker like me, gives me the punch & clarity I need. Again, your fingers may differ.

Good luck!

- Merritt

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