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I have the bug to buy a nylon string guitar, I cant afford a high $ one at this time, heres what Im looking at

yamaha cg111s

" " cg101 a

" " cg 122 ms

dean espana

ibanaz ga6 ce

I would appreciate any advice or opinions on these, thanks

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Hi Ronnie, Here are some user reviews, not many but it gets the ball rolling, I couldn't find a review for the CG 122 Ms or CG101A but I only did a quick search on harmony central, wasn't too sure about which Espana you're looking at but got some reviews for the Dean Espana CSR. and there are some reviews for the Ibanez too.

CG111S http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Yamaha/CG-111S/10/1

Dean Espana CSR http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Acoustic+Guitar/product/Dean+Guitars/Espana+CSR/10/1

Ibanez GA6CE http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Ibanez/GA6CE/10/1

Hope these reviews help a bit. I usually say have a look around a store if you're in the market and play a few but it depends if there's a store near you and if you have the time, it is the best way to buy a guitar in my opinion but online's cool too if you have a bit of feedback on what you want to buy and check out the seller first.

Cheers

Chris

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Hi Ronnie, Here are some user reviews, not many but it gets the ball rolling, I couldn't find a review for the CG 122 Ms or CG101A but I only did a quick search on harmony central, wasn't too sure about which Espana you're looking at but got some reviews for the Dean Espana CSR. and there are some reviews for the Ibanez too.

CG111S http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Yamaha/CG-111S/10/1

Dean Espana CSR http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Acoustic+Guitar/product/Dean+Guitars/Espana+CSR/10/1

Ibanez GA6CE http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Ibanez/GA6CE/10/1

Hope these reviews help a bit. I usually say have a look around a store if you're in the market and play a few but it depends if there's a store near you and if you have the time, it is the best way to buy a guitar in my opinion but online's cool too if you have a bit of feedback on what you want to buy and check out the seller first.

Cheers

Chris

thanks Chris, very helpfu indeed

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G'day Ronnie.

Here's another vote for having a look at what stores have in stock. I believe the way a guitar feels in your hands and sounds to your ears is far more important than what someone else thinks about it.

If you were about to order a $25,000 guitar to be made, or even buy a $5,000 guitar off the shelf, you'd want to make sure it was nice to play. Same goes for a cheap guitar. If it's not nice to play then it's a wasted purchase and will soon be gathering dust in the corner.

Good luck with the search. Make sure you let us know what you find.

Keep in touch.

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The first guitar I bought was an entry level yamaha student nylon string - I knew nothing about guitars then, but it's still the first guitar I pick up each day. I don't know if that helps or not, but that's how it was. It's a Yamaha G228 but I don't think they make them anymore. If I'd bought it today I'd have tested a few in the store like everyone else says.

As a general rule, if you get a guitar which says it's a 'solid top', not just spruce top (or cedar top) or whatever, you should get a better tone. If it doesn't say 'solid' then it probably isn't. A solid top means it's made from a single piece of wood, not a laminate which should give a better tone.

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many thanks to all for your input ,it was very hepful, Carol,it is encouraging to here about your first guitar, shows they dont all have to be high $ to enjoy playing, thanks again

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