So I am looking at getting a new acoustic guitar.
I have it narrowed down to only a few guitars and wanted others thoughts, comments, concerns, and criticism.
I am looking for a 000, 0000/OM, Grand Concert, or Grand Auditorium.
I would prefer a guitar from an American guitar manufacturer (but not crucial).
The guitar must be all solid wood and I prefer a short scale with wide-thin neck with a wide string spacing for finger style playing. I DO NOT want a cutaway body.
I am looking in the $1500 price range, used.
Here are the contenders:
Pluses: Solid wood, Classic Martin Americana sound, short scale
Minuses: No neck binding
Taylor GC 5, GC 7, or GC 8
Pluses: Solid wood, short scale, love the slotted headstock, neck binding
Minuses: While the Taylors sound great, I am not a huge fan of their treble response. The guitars a a bit trebley for me. I like the Cedar tops of the GC 5 and the GC 7 to tame the treble.
Pluses: love the look and sound of the all mahogany guitar, great sound, just screams vintage
Minuses: No neck or body binding, the all mahogany look might have a short life span with me.
Guild GAD 30R
Pluses: I love the look and sound of this guitar. I am partial to the rosewood sides over mahogany sides.
Minuses: no neck binding, made in China
Pluses: great feels, great sound, neck binding, all around good guitar
Minuses: Not the biggest fan of Sapele on the back and sides.
I am also entertaining old models such as the Taylor 312, 314, 412, 414.
So what do ya'll think?