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Hello!

Like many others here, I am looking for a new guitar. I have owned a classical guitar (nylon strings) since 2003 and have taught myself to play a little on it, but I haven't gotten too far, yet. It was a very cheap model but served me well. Now, I'm abroad and I would like to try out a steel string guitar as I couldn't bring my guitar from home. I would like to spend about 150$ so I'm not looking for a guitar that will last forever but one that I will enjoy playing from time to time.

Two different issues:

1) I'm still not 100% sure with regard to the body shape. I would either like a dreadnought or a grand concert shape. I'm mainly interested in playing along to vocals and I usually play music in the style of Mumford & Sons, Damien Rice, etc. - so it's some picking but also some strumming. Since I am used to the classical guitar and a woman, I figured that a smaller size might be a good alternative. I like the sound of both shapes but am a little concerned about whether the dreadnought would be too overwhelmingly booming. Do you have any advice for me on this?

2) I have done quite a bit of online research and have narrowed it down to several different guitars. However, I will not have chance to get to any guitar store in person which means I can only rely on what I read and can listen to online. I know, this is a less than ideal situation and I would love to be able to try some guitars before buying them but there is nothing I can do. These are the different ones I've looked at in particular:

Yamaha FG700s

Ibanez SGT120

Ibanez SGT110

Originally, I absolutely fell for the sound of the Ibanez SGT120e-hs. However, it's even further beyond my price limit and I figured that it should be the same or very close to the other two Ibanez but comes with additional electronic features. Is that right?

Also, should your advice for me be to get a grand concert shape guitar. Is there a guitar similar to Yamaha FG700s that comes in the grand concert shape?

Probably right now I'm a little biased to a grand concert shape and would buy whatever promises to offer better sound and overall quality.

I'm hoping that there are some additional things you can point out to me or some advice you can give me to bring me closer to making a decision.

Thank you!

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After even more thinking and research I'm still not that much wiser. I think the ideal solution for me would be a solid top guitar, grand concert shape, and between 150 and 200$. I just haven't found it yet. Does it even exist? Seems like the Yamaha is a special exception with the solid top in that price range.

Otherwise I would probably either get the Yamaha or the concert shape Ibanez depending on what shape I ultimately decide on... What a mess.

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Thank you for your feedback. So you would advice me to rather go for the dreadnought shape in order to have the solid wood?

Maybe I just don't look at the right places, but a grand concert shape with solid wood and good quality for 200$ seems to be non-existant...

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