I went to the local Sam Ash thinking i was going to purchase either a Martin LXM or Washburn D10 electric/acoustic.
I'm relatively new to playing and strumming chords so picking a guitar by specs seemed reasonable. Thank goodness that's not how I did it though. I ended up getting a Takamine GS330S acoustic only.
I can't tell you how much I love this thing. I don't know if it's the cedar top or what but all of the gloss spruce tops just sound metallic sounding. This cedar top sound perfect for the few songs I knew or should say pretend i Know
(Friend of the Devil, Uncle John's Band, Wish you were Here).
Does anyone else see that cedar sounds better to them than the spruce? To me it's like a night and day difference. I wish they had the Seagulls there but they didn't. I know they're cedar as well. Maybe when I got to get an electric/acoustic I'll compare the cedar Takamine's and Seagull's.
Also did anyone ever have a clear pickguard installed? I had a strap knob put on but no pickguard and I think I should. Just a clear one to protect the cedar top. Thoughts?
Take it easy