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Thread #107900 Message #2241845
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
22-Jan-08 - 06:03 AM
Thread Name: guitars for women
Subject: RE: guitars for women
£300 is currently around $585 USD. You can find a Martin in that range if you're willing to settle for the "all mahogany"* 15 series. That's about what they sell for used.
They're great sounding, no frills guitars made from all solid wood, no plywood. I have two of them (a 00 and a 12-string J) and love them both. I'd have a 000 slot-head too if I didn't already have too many guitars and too little money. They're pretty easy to come by in the US, but I don't know if they're common in the UK.
* When the series first came out about ten years back, they were all mahogany, but since good mahogany is getting rarer and more expensive, they're mostly made of sappelle nowadays.