Electric Acoustic Guitar: I Am Looking For An Electric Acoustic Guitar For About 300to 500 Bucks For My 11year Old Son?

I was advised a Cort guitar was good and then was told it was not any recomendations would be great he has been playing for two years and is very dedicated


  1. ★Greed★ says:

    Get an amp with headphone plug in.

  2. Max Luke Atmey M says:

    he should be a punk/rockstar

  3. vienna2001 says:

    Dunno if it’s sold in your part of the world, but Seagull (it’s Canadian) gets the top reviews in my country.

    You also can’t go wrong with Martin.

    Hope this helps.

  4. Fool9167 says:

    If he dedicated like you say, then spending a few bucks on a good guitar is worth it’s weight in gold! Take him to Guitar Center and let him mess around with a few. See what feels right to him. That is your best bet. Don’t worry about the make and if your concerned talk to the guys there. They know what they are talking about, they won’t point you in the wrong directions.

  5. chemicalimbalance001 says:

    For that price range, Takamine makes the best.

  6. Corran says:

    Check out http://www.guitarnotes.com/forum.

    There are so many brands…
    Jay Turser

    They usually carry a range from budget to extremely expensive, but if you stay with those brands above you can’t really go wrong for quality (but buy from somewhere with a good return policy…Guitar Center, really). The only sure way to know if he’ll like it is to have him pick out his own guitar. I, for example, can’t stand necks on Fender Stratocasters but can tolerate the neck on a Fender Jaguar.

  7. FifthSonata says:

    For a quality instrument, expect to pay much more than 300-500. If you want to spend only in that budget, you’ll have to buy used.
    Visit eBay, Craigslist, and your local music shop. Many local shops fix up and sell used instruments and even have rental programs, giving you the option of rent-to-buy or return if your son discontinues this hobby.
    Don’t buy any brand that is unknown or sold at department stores. Unreputable brands will not have accessible replacement parts or accessories, meaning that if it breaks, it breaks forever. I would recommend playing before you buy, but if you find one online, give your local music shop a call and ask their opinion of the guitar. It’s their job to know a quality instrument!

  8. V3g says:

    Ok, I have been playing guitar for half my life and been teaching for years. If you are looking for a good guitar for the money you can’t go wrong with an Ibanes, I like the AEL20E, around $ 350. Now I usually tell parents that you can cultivate the learning curve with an electric guitar, there is more music to learn from, it is more versatile, and then he can play the music he likes, that he hears on the radio. He doesn’t need to learn on an acoustic and electric is a lot more fun.

  9. Dark Fairy says:

    Electric acoustic?? Contradiction in terms!