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I had a tinted one, loved it, but mine had almost too much sustain to be a good grasser. I was looking for a more abrupt sound. Hard to describe really.
I like your music when you play your Martin more than when you play your Taylor.
In your price range Eastman, Recording King, or Blueridge. They all make very good guitars for the money.
point i was trying to make is that, there is a certain breaking point where a guitar sounds and functions like crap. i think thats about the $1000 mark, personally. only trying to assist, no the brand name may not be significant, but its true lesser models design thier instruements after the more famaous, sonorus, tone of the leaders, i.e. GIBSON, MARTIN, YAMAHA, TAKAMINE, ETC. trying to save you from dissappointment. cause after purchasing a lessor guitar, you will discover you cant make BAR CHORDS, IT WONT STAY IN TUNE, AND MAY HAVE A TWANGY TYPE SOUND . these name brand companies like martin and gibson, yamaha, takamine do make quality intstruements, its NOT THE BARAND NAME YOUR PAYING FOR, THEY ARE KNOWN, REPUTABLE LUTHIERS, copied by other start up guitar luithiers without the experience and finanacing for the quality woods, tuners, bracing, etc................after spending $4-5oo on one of the lessor models, you will get to vol 2 of your guitar course and discover, your guitar or you cant perform the required material, sounds like crap. then you will be haveing to sell the cheapie guitar and purchase a higher quility. im not talking aesthetics, like pearl and doves and abolone, but at least an ax that functions proper. plus, you will fall in love with the instruemen, its comfort. tonal quiality andf ability to stay in tune, etc, highly motovational...........still, bite the bulllet, if your serious about learning get a PLAYABLE INSTRUEMENT. ITS IMPORTANT. MARTIN , GIBSON, YAMAHA, TACAMINE, HARMONY ARENT JUST GOING TO PUT THIRE NAME ON A PIECE OF CRAP, TO FOOL YOU......THEYRE ALREADY ROLLING IN THE DOUGH AND PUT OUT A QUIALITY PRODUCT.