prawnheed wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:01 pm
I would seriously suggest checking out whatever guitar you plan to buy at that price. Very few new guitars will be terrible, but they can also be quite different in terms of tone and playability. So there can be no absolutes, just preferences.
I would apply that advice to luthier made instruments as well. Christopher Parkening once wrote about how he went to a guitar shop (Sherry Brener, if memory serves), and tried just about every good instrument they had. He tagged them with different colored tags to represent his judgment of their quality/sound, and in the end, out of all the guitars he tried, it was narrowed down to something like three final options.
Most of us probably don't have Christopher's discerning ear, and I'm sure I'd feel blessed to own any number of guitars that he woudn't even consider. However, this illustrates the range in quality even among the finest instruments, so how much more so would we need to take care when purchasing a budget instrument?