jodrell Posted March 7, 2007 Report Share Posted March 7, 2007 I've been playing for around 18 months now and have been having lessons for the last 3. I'm currently using a guitar that cost me £40 from a charity shop (new) and apparently it's a very good guitar for £40 but it is still a £40 guitar. My teacher has recomended that I think about upgrading as I'm progressing well and, luckily, I've just been given a bonus at work. In theory I'm looking for a pure acoustic guitar and was going to spend up to £300, figuring that I'm not close to being good enough to justify anything more. I tried around a dozen different guitars in 2 or 3 different shops and was settling down on either a Yamaha FG720S or the Yahama FG730S when I saw the Babicz Spider. I do really like all black guitars (I discovered when trying some out) but tried it a liked the sound a lot. Being fairly new I was having difficulty hearing the differences between a lot of the different guitars but the Spider sounded fuller, less 'stringy', a more wholistic sound (does any of this make any sense?) . . . generally it sounded like it wanted you to play it and play it hard. Having decided that I could maybe spend a bit more I started looking at some higher priced guitars and eventually settled on the Yamaha LL6. It sounds much nicer than either the FG720S or FG730S. I eventually found a shop that had both the Spider and the LL6 in and was amazed in the difference in sound. The problem I've got is this. I don't need an Electric/Acoustic guitar. I don't need all the fancy stuff that the Spider can do (like and adjustable action height) but I really do like the guitar. Is it worth spending just under £500 for it? I'm most worried that I'm not really experienced enough to tell if the Spider sounds 'good' . . . I know I like it but is that enough??? Should I just go down the more traditional Yamaha LL6 route??? Does anyone have any experience with any of these guitars . . . I'm going mad here, HELP!! BTW, here's the web address for the Spider, http://www.babiczguitars.com/spider.shtml Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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