Looking for an acoustic, need help

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  1. conorreich

    conorreich Momento Mori

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    So far I'm in between an Epiphone ej-200sce and a Hummingbird pro. Does anyone have any experience with these side by side? Which electronics are better?

    Does anyone have any other rec's in this price range? $550 usd is the most I'm willing to spend.

    I'm also considering a Seagull s-6, which seems like it has a steller rep.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Definitely go Seagull. Absolutely stupid good for the price and genuinely solid compared to more expensive options.
     
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    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    S6 are great guitars.
     
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    conorreich Momento Mori

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    Yeah I had a feeling. I also like that it has a bit wider of a neck. I have sausage fingers and my Taylor big baby is kind of cramped. Thanks y'all!
     
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    another recommendation for Seagull guitars.
    my other recommendation is that if you like Model A (as an example) at the store, ask if they have any other copies of Model A. Do a side by side comparison. Goes without saying, that even the same model will feel different in your hands, its action may be slightly different, it may sound slightly different etc.

    When I bought my Taylor, I asked the store to pull out all 5 of the same model, and I spent about 30 minutes with each model and A/Bed em till I picked the one I liked the best.
     
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    I'll throw in a recommendation for Eastman. I've had good experiences with their guitars and their cheaper models should be in budget.
     
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    double post by accident
     
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    I'd say go play as many as you can in person. Buying acoustic guitars sight unseen is not a good idea.
    Seagull, Godin, cheaper taylors and martins are all good options ime though.
     
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    I won't go to a music store right now, because, covid of course. Louisanas number are too high for me to risk that.

    I had been looking at the seagull s6 a/e black on reverb, and it says it comes with a setup. If it isn't a good setup, I can work on that. I'm super cheap so when I wanted to buy a Taylor I went with a big baby, which had a horrible setup. I experimented on that and learned out to adjust neck, saddles, and nuts. I dont want to wait until my stores reopen lol. I have G.A.S. now!

    for real though this is great advice. Y'all are too damn logical.

    Eastman is now on my list, they have a 1 3/4 inch nut which would suit my sausage fingers.

    Thank y'all!
     
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    conorreich Momento Mori

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    sskbgfqqrvho6hedusiw.jpg This is the beauty I'm g.a.s.ing for
     
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    Eastman also gives you a lot of guitar for the price.

    I don't think you can go wrong with either.
     
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    Thanks Max! I've been on here since before you were a moderator and you've always been awesome and helpful! I am looking into Eastman now because they have a wider nut. Some are very much so out of my price range, but I'm intrigued.
     
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    I have the Seagull S6 folk, and it is a great guitar for the price.
     
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    :cheers:

    The thing about Eastman is they know where to spend money and where to go cheap. For instance the tuners are usually non-branded OEM stuff, but the fretwire is 1st tier, industry standard Jescar. The woods aren't highly figured and grain/coloration doesn't always match, but the tops are solid, which is crazy for under $700.

    My AR810 is awesome. Probably one of the best made guitars I've owned.
     
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    I'm still leaning towards the seagull s6. It's black which is a selling point, the wide nut, and the fact that it's built in Canada helps.

    Also the s6 has electronics built in.
     
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