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August 21, 2012 10:35 AM Subscribe
Does anyone make something like a Yamaha APX Thinline but with a thicker neck?
posted by VTX to sports, hobbies, & recreation (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a cheap Silvertone acoustic from '73 (when they started to go downhill as I understand it) in addition to a pretty good electric (just like this one
). The Silvertone acoustic is...fine. It was cheap and plays okay and sounds okay. It was good enough to mess around on but I want to upgrade to something of quality on par with my electric.
I played a Yamaha APX500 the other day and it was great. I loved the size and shape of the body, it was very playable, and sounded pretty good to my ear. The only thing I didn't like was that it had a thin neck.
So what I'm looking for is a smaller/thinner body acoustic (it doesn't have to have a pickup), with a cutaway and a thicker neck (not a wider nut but more distance between back of the neck and the fret board) than the Yamaha APX500 at around the same price point (~$300 new, cheaper if used) that will still be a good quality instrument.
I wouldn't consider it settling if I can't find anything better than the APX but I want to do my due diligence. What else will be of similar price/quality to the Yamaha that I might want to check out?