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Fender T-Bucket 450E 6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar EXPIRED

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Adorama has Fender T-Bucket 450E 6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar on sale for $179.99. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian
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Great guitar for smashing at the end of shows.
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If you want my opinion.. Yamaha all the way. It has the solid spruce top which is a higher end choice. Also, Yamaha puts pretty good tuners on those FG series guitars so they stay in tune well.
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I'd stick with the Yamaha for the solid top alone.
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I've looked back at the prior threads regarding these T-Bucket Adorama deals and no one has really provided a review that would be helpful for making a purchase decision. I did pick up one of the Fender Paramount PM1s back in December and it's a good guitar slightly lacking in low end output at a much higher price point than this, but is there anything this guitar can offer besides being a backup?

Thank you for posting this deal, though.
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I'm a beginner. Is this better than the Yamaha FG800?
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I have small hands, so I'm looking for a slim/thin neck. I mean slim measured from front to back, not side to side. Is this one of those guitars? If not, any suggestions?
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I'm a beginner. Is this better than the Yamaha FG800?
I'd stick with the Yamaha for the solid top alone.
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Great guitar for smashing at the end of shows.
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I'm a beginner. Is this better than the Yamaha FG800?
If you want my opinion.. Yamaha all the way. It has the solid spruce top which is a higher end choice. Also, Yamaha puts pretty good tuners on those FG series guitars so they stay in tune well.
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Thank you Justin1983!! I bought a Squir strat back in the early 90's and it was not long before I realized where they cut corners to keep the cost down. The tuners were horrible to say the least and nothing will set a new player off more than a guitar that wont stay in tune. Again thanks.
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Thank you Justin1983!! I bought a Squir strat back in the early 90's and it was not long before I realized where they cut corners to keep the cost down. The tuners were horrible to say the least and nothing will set a new player off more than a guitar that wont stay in tune. Again thanks.
ty.. Tuning is key!
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I thought long and hard about getting this guitar. If I weren't always skirting "broke," I probably would have. I'll tell you why but with a caveat: I've never played the t-bucket 350, 400, or 450, but I have played the 300. It's honestly not my favorite guitar, and at $300, the 300 was too much money for me to justify purchasing. But I will say this for the 300, it held its own in tone and sustain against comparably priced Yamahas and other guitar-makers' guitars. It was my top choice for several months, until I played a Yamaha Trans-Acoustic. That's a better guitar, but it's also twice the price.
The t-bucket 300 has a really nice feeling neck. I played it in a music store, saw it get kind of bumped around, and it stayed in tune, even from visit to visit. I'm sure it stayed in tune, because I have perfect pitch, though I tend to be a few semitones sharp. The guitar was always just right, but a few semitones sharp.
The action is incredible for a non-set-up guitar, straight out of the factory. It was by far the smoothest playing guitar in the price-point.
Now, I will say a couple of things against it.
I don't know whether it's the woods, the top, the bracing, the cut-away structure, but something sort of cuts the mids out of the tone. Honestly, it could be something as simple as the factory strings Fender puts on the guitar. I always wanted to change the strings out and see if it sounded better, which I think it would. Factory strings are often ... iffy.
In short, I've never touched the 450, which is this guitar, but I will say this. If someone offered me the chance to buy this on credit and pay it off, I'd do it in a heartbeat, if only because of the lack of reviews and the good standing of its older brother, the 300.
If you're a beginner, my advice is to grab the guitar at this price.
If you're a bit more experienced, there are probably better guitars you could get, but again, at this price, you almost have nothing to lose. It's got great features.
I would not pay anywhere near the $400 asking price for this guitar. It's just not worth that in my opinion, but I'll be saving back my music budget, hoping something like this comes along again.
This is a great deal at used guitar prices for a new guitar.
If you like the look, and if you can afford the purchase, go for it.
The worst thing that'll happen is that you have to resell the guitar at a profit (oh darn).
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I'd stick with the Yamaha for the solid top alone.
Yup go with the Yamaha hands down.
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I purchased this last time and it's been a wonderful guitar to learn on. It looks nice. Sounds good (not an expert) and I've had no issues.
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I purchased this last time and it's been a wonderful guitar to learn on. It looks nice. Sounds good (not an expert) and I've had no issues.
Same here, the action is low for a beginner and it has consistently stayed in tune for me since purchase. It is plenty loud for performing. My only regret was not waiting a few months longer to save another 20 bucks.
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