- What guitar?
Yamaha are generally decent.
Tell him to spend a bit more and get one of these though. Beautiful guitars.Posted 8 years ago
Yeah – best if he tries one. Like flip says – they’re very personal things. Might be worth trying to persuade another family member/friend to contribute though, as imo it’ll be hard to get anything really nice to play for £80 – unless you pick up something secondhand of course (if he doesn’t mind something a bit asthetically battered, you could pick up a real gem).
If it has to be a surprise, I agree that Yamaha is a good starting point, they’re very good value and you can set pretty much any of them up to play nicely. Personally I don’t like crafters, but then that kind of supports my first point. Sorry if that doesn’t help much!Posted 8 years agouser-removedMember
Vintage V300 – just over your budget. “This award winning guitar was voted as the best acoustic guitar under £1000 by ‘Guitar Magazine’.”
Quote taken from HERE.
My wife bought me one for my Birthday a year and a bit ago, and I can honestly say it’s as good as anything I’ve ever played (and I’ve been playing for over 20 years, on a huge variety of gear). Only small niggle is that it’s a bit quieter than larger bodied guitars – it’s quite dinky.Posted 8 years agojulianwilsonMember
if he can play already he ought to try a few and choose it: i don’t get on so well the way some of my friends’ cherished guitars play and vice versa. ‘Guitar geometry’ particularly at the neck/fretboard is far more subjective and variable than a bike’s!
And possibly factor in some nice new strings too: some guitars still come with rubbish ones (although many high volume acoustic makers have changed this since they realised that a couple of quid extra on a bright sounding set will sell a guitar over duller-sounding ones. A while back I bought a cheap electro for drinky pub nights and it had looovely strings on it.)Posted 8 years ago
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