"What you are saying does not "ring" true to me. I have always had fine results with Tusk. I play finger style and have tried other materials - but I think it provides a richer overtone and I like the harmonics I can get out of a guitar…"
"Mine was not too bad off the shelf. It needed some tweaking, though. I had the nut raised .012 (I think) and had a Tusk bridge, nut and ebony pins installed. I had the bridge compensated on the B string. The action is low - which is what I like -…"
"I agree Blueridge makes some outstanding guitars sound wise .I have owned several 160A BR70 three of the 160A blueridges souded awesome , but rhe setup is pretty bad on most of them i noticed the string spacing is off really bad , but this can be…"
"I have had a Blueridge 160A now for over a year. I have owned some wonderful guitars in my life - some Martins from from the 60's and an HD28 and an HD35 from the 80's. I have joined the Franciscan Order and no longer have those…"
"I highly rerecomend Eastman either the AC320 or AC420B outstanding guitars in every way ,the one i am playing is the AC420B solid adirondack top,solid east indian rosewood back and sides. sounds and plays like a dream for around 850.00 or the AC320B…"
"Get a Silver Creek D-170. No idea how they will hold up after 20 years, but my friend owns a 20 year old HD-28 and
they sound close enough that blind folded we neither one can tell a difference. And the cost less than $400."
"Blueridge BR-160 or BR-160A is a great choice. Find a dealer and play a few. I own the BR-160A with the Adirondack spruce top. This thing kicks butt and I use it instead of my Collings D-1A for camping and other rough and tumble jam situations. The…"
"Don't forget the Martin DR,,,,(rosewood lam) look for them used although most people keep them cause you don't see many for sale, and if you really really read all the post,, they all say the same thing, sort of, every thing wants to be a…"
"try a blueridge. specs out very similar to martin. i have the 163 an om size solid spruce and solid rosewood. love it. or maybe an alvarez md90 or md95 also solid rosewoods with an englemann top . neither have ebony boards but are under the K. be…"
"I had the same accountant. I purchased an Alvarez MD95 for under $1000. It has a spruce top and rosewood back and sides. It sounds great and is one of the most playable guitars I've played. I have played it against a lot of guitars priced at…"
"This is all good advice and it is appreciated. You can not get this type of input in very many places. But the truth of the matter is my cash outlay is limited. I know one day it will come so I have to do the best with what I can at this point. And…"
"Murky waters here...I wasted a lot of time trying to figure this one out some years ago...I would say you need to play a ton of guitars in that price point because the quality from guitar to guitar - even with the same maker,and same model, is going…"
"First off, your financial advisor is misguided as to the stress relief and pleasure a good guitar can bring.:-) I'd stick with the Martin over the Taylor, especially if you are in flatpick world. Remember this - what you put into the guitar now…"