May 9th, 2012, 10:28 AM
I'm finally going for an acoustic, but I'm having trouble. I'm looking for a lefty, all solid wood guitar that's preferably under $1000. Originally wanted a Taylor 300 series (312 or 314), but the price is too much for a new one. Guide me... :)
May 9th, 2012, 10:45 AM
I think you're unlikely to find a new all-solid-wood acoustic for under $1000.
If you can tolerate plywood sides and back, you could probably find an acoustic with a solid top for that price.
You might be able to find something in the used market. There are several left-handed guitars on Ebay right now that fit your price requirement.
Apart from that, your question is very similar to "I want to buy a car. What should I get?" That's a difficult question to answer without knowing more about what you want to use it for (music type, home use only, performing, etc.)
May 9th, 2012, 10:52 AM
I'd look into Larrivee guitars. I have a Grevillea Robusta L-03 that I absolutely love, I think they're the best value out there in all solid wood acoustics. I picked mine up on ebay for $800.
May 9th, 2012, 12:42 PM
The $1000 budget is a rough estimate. I'll go over it if I need to. It doesn't need to be new. Also, I was told to not buy acoustics on ebay and that it's a big gamble. I've seen a couple over there that would be interesting, but I'm not sure what to do. Do you know of anyone that regretted their purchase once they received it?
As for the guitar, I'd like it to be an all-around guitar. I'm starting to get into fingerpicking, but I know I'll be flatpicking or strumming most of the time. But that's probably as vague as before. Although I'm not really a fan of dreadnoughts.
May 9th, 2012, 09:02 PM
Have a look for a Martin D15, I picked up a 2008 one for £650 and it's my favourite guitar, plus I'm a lefty too. Very simple guitar, no frills, but amazing to play with a sweet sweet sound. Good luck in the hunt.
May 9th, 2012, 09:47 PM
I have heard good things about the Taylor GA 3. I believe that's in your range and it's all solid woods. No electronics though, if that matters. Also the Martin 15 mahogany series would be in your range and again I have only heard good things!
I am a southpaw as well- so my advice is keep scouring the lefty brick and mortar stores online and you'll find something fitting your needs.
Best of luck!