Topic: A/E upgrade purchase
I may be duplicating a previous post. If so, please direct me elsewhere, and accept my apologies. I looked but couldn't find anything.
How does someone (like me) who knows little about music, and even less about the Luthier business, choose a good instrument that won't break the bank and that will actually cure and improve with age as opposed to being a future badminton raquet?
I am interested in upgrading to a solid top, A/E, and have been looking at the Takamine G series (the Jumbo, in particular), but don't know why I like it or if it is even a good choice?
I have seen the Tanglewoods in a local shop, and on paper, it looks like more bang for the buck, but I am unfamiliar with the brand, and leary of purchasing an unknown.
It's purty... and it sounds pretty good to my amature ear, but I don't know about how long it will last. I don't have tons to spend on a guitar, but I am willing to buy a quality instrument, if I know I won't have to buy another one for a long time.
I want to spend my money on quality, not on adornments like fancy Mother-of-Pearl inlays and crap. I really don't care too much about what it looks like, as long as it sounds good, and will last a lifetime.