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Thread #51127   Message #777563
Posted By: KateG
05-Sep-02 - 01:24 PM
Thread Name: Good budget/student guitars
Subject: RE: Good budget/student guitars
I bought an Alvarez Regency Folk (RF-20) small bodied guitar about a year ago to get my fingers and brain back to the point where I could 1) decide if really wanted to go back to the guitar after a 30 yr hiatus, and 2) evaluate a really good guitar when/if I was ready to buy. The Alvarez was recommended to me by a local lutier who makes, repairs and sells Taylors and Martins, and I have been very happy with it. Nice action, good intonation, and a pleasing sound...if a bit on the intimate side. It cost about $250 with a second-hand case. I mostly play finger-style accompaniments to folk songs, and its worked well for me. Even if I do move up (I had my hands on a Taylor 414 recently and was in serious lust), it will still be a good loaner and campfire guitar.

KateG