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Monoprice: Idyllwild Cedar Solid Top Acoustic Electric Guitar with Fishman Pickup Tuner and Gig Bag - $158.07 AC with FREE Shipping

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Monoprice has the Idyllwild Cedar Solid Top Acoustic Electric Guitar with Fishman Pickup Tuner and Gig Bag​ [monoprice.com] on sale again and you can get it for $158.07 with FREE shipping after apply coupon code STRIPE20 at checkout.

I believe this is the lowest price ever for this guitar. I got one from the last discount sale for $170 and it's totally worth the asking price. Even my gigging friends said they couldn't believe the guitar was as cheap as it is for as good as it sounds.
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Damn, great price for this guitar. I bought the Washburn from the last time around(happy with it) and I really want to buy this one too.
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Damn, great price for this guitar. I bought the Washburn from the last time around(happy with it) and I really want to buy this one too.
Id say if you can swing it, do it. Cedar has a distinctively different sound from spruce and they can compliment each other. I was really hoping they'd put the spruce top model on sale again but it's been a little while since they have.
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OP, how is the action on this?
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OP, how is the action on this?
It was great right out of the box, honestly. Very playable with no obvious fret buzz. Did not experience any intonation issues, either.
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Damn, great price for this guitar. I bought the Washburn from the last time around(happy with it) and I really want to buy this one too.
Ah, yes. G.A.S.; Guitar Aquisition Sydrome. I too suffered from it ... The only cure was time. I once thought to buy a Monoprice guitar too and it was a huge turd. Action was horrible and finish work was junk. The plywood body and top were horrible. Then, I thought I could buy a Monoprice electric and it was a little better than I expected, but really, it was garbage compared to high-end guitars. I told myself: "These guitars aren't expensive and should be judged by their own merits!" Well, guess what? I ended up with essentially worthless guitars. I don't play them anymore (because my GAS led to me getting better ones), and they aren't worth a hill of beans! Oh, sure, people will chime in justifying their purchases and even say how 'Monoprice guitars are great!' or that I'm a snob. Really, I may be. But what I am even more is a guy who had GAS and who diluted himself into thinking that buying cheap guitars would somehow lead to finding a diamond in the rough. I thought I could say to myself that I could make great music on inexpensive instruments, and therefore, life would be grand. In the end, I learned: "Friends simply don't let friends, buy really cheap guitars." Stick with the Washburn. Don't get worried about having one in cedar because it will make your playing sound better. Just play and practice on a quality guitar and then do it some more. Maybe I am the only one with GAS on this thread, but I doubt it. Perhaps some of you will not like the truth I am typing here ... If so, I would bet that some of those same folks will one day realize that while unsolicited and long-winded, this was some great advice indeed that would have been excellent to heed! Time will tell. Peace to all the players!!
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Ah, yes. G.A.S.; Guitar Aquisition Sydrome. I too suffered from it ... The only cure was time. I once thought to buy a Monoprice guitar too and it was a huge turd. Action was horrible and finish work was junk. The plywood body and top were horrible. Then, I thought I could buy a Monoprice electric and it was a little better than I expected, but really, it was garbage compared to high-end guitars. I told myself: "These guitars aren't expensive and should be judged by their own merits!" Well, guess what? I ended up with essentially worthless guitars. I don't play them anymore (because my GAS led to me getting better ones), and they aren't worth a hill of beans! Oh, sure, people will chime in justifying their purchases and even say how 'Monoprice guitars are great!' or that I'm a snob. Really, I may be. But what I am even more is a guy who had GAS and who diluted himself into thinking that buying cheap guitars would somehow lead to finding a diamond in the rough. I thought I could say to myself that I could make great music on inexpensive instruments, and therefore, life would be grand. In the end, I learned: "Friends simply don't let friends, buy really cheap guitars." Stick with the Washburn. Don't get worried about having one in cedar because it will make your playing sound better. Just play and practice on a quality guitar and then do it some more. Maybe I am the only one with GAS on this thread, but I doubt it. Perhaps some of you will not like the truth I am typing here ... If so, I would bet that some of those same folks will one day realize that while unsolicited and long-winded, this was some great advice indeed that would have been excellent to heed! Time will tell. Peace to all the players!!
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Ah, yes. G.A.S.; Guitar Aquisition Sydrome. I too suffered from it ... The only cure was time. I once thought to buy a Monoprice guitar too and it was a huge turd. Action was horrible and finish work was junk. The plywood body and top were horrible. Then, I thought I could buy a Monoprice electric and it was a little better than I expected, but really, it was garbage compared to high-end guitars. I told myself: "These guitars aren't expensive and should be judged by their own merits!" Well, guess what? I ended up with essentially worthless guitars. I don't play them anymore (because my GAS led to me getting better ones), and they aren't worth a hill of beans! Oh, sure, people will chime in justifying their purchases and even say how 'Monoprice guitars are great!' or that I'm a snob. Really, I may be. But what I am even more is a guy who had GAS and who diluted himself into thinking that buying cheap guitars would somehow lead to finding a diamond in the rough. I thought I could say to myself that I could make great music on inexpensive instruments, and therefore, life would be grand. In the end, I learned: "Friends simply don't let friends, buy really cheap guitars." Stick with the Washburn. Don't get worried about having one in cedar because it will make your playing sound better. Just play and practice on a quality guitar and then do it some more. Maybe I am the only one with GAS on this thread, but I doubt it. Perhaps some of you will not like the truth I am typing here ... If so, I would bet that some of those same folks will one day realize that while unsolicited and long-winded, this was some great advice indeed that would have been excellent to heed! Time will tell. Peace to all the players!!
I have GAS, but a cheap guitar has it's place. I have a Rogue I got for $68 as a camp guitar and it is still going strong after 11 years.
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Good for beginners?
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Ah, yes. G.A.S.; Guitar Aquisition Sydrome. I too suffered from it ... The only cure was time. I once thought to buy a Monoprice guitar too and it was a huge turd. Action was horrible and finish work was junk. The plywood body and top were horrible. Then, I thought I could buy a Monoprice electric and it was a little better than I expected, but really, it was garbage compared to high-end guitars. I told myself: "These guitars aren't expensive and should be judged by their own merits!" Well, guess what? I ended up with essentially worthless guitars. I don't play them anymore (because my GAS led to me getting better ones), and they aren't worth a hill of beans! Oh, sure, people will chime in justifying their purchases and even say how 'Monoprice guitars are great!' or that I'm a snob. Really, I may be. But what I am even more is a guy who had GAS and who diluted himself into thinking that buying cheap guitars would somehow lead to finding a diamond in the rough. I thought I could say to myself that I could make great music on inexpensive instruments, and therefore, life would be grand. In the end, I learned: "Friends simply don't let friends, buy really cheap guitars." Stick with the Washburn. Don't get worried about having one in cedar because it will make your playing sound better. Just play and practice on a quality guitar and then do it some more. Maybe I am the only one with GAS on this thread, but I doubt it. Perhaps some of you will not like the truth I am typing here ... If so, I would bet that some of those same folks will one day realize that while unsolicited and long-winded, this was some great advice indeed that would have been excellent to heed! Time will tell. Peace to all the players!!
That might hold true for their electrics. But seriously, find someone that has one of these and play it. Compare it to others around the $250-$350 range and see for yourself how it stacks up. It's not a Taylor or Martin, but it's not meant to be.
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Good for beginners?
I think so, yes. Better than just about any other acoustic guitar you could get new for $160, hands down.
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Good for beginners?
In my opinion cheap guitars are not for beginners (shouldn't be at least) due to the fact that they are usually harder to play (because of setup and feel) and don't sound as good, thus discouraging playing guitar. If you want to learn, you'll do yourself a huge favor by getting a quality instrument and getting it professionally setup.
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Ah, yes. G.A.S.; Guitar Aquisition Sydrome. I too suffered from it ... The only cure was time. I once thought to buy a Monoprice guitar too and it was a huge turd. Action was horrible and finish work was junk. The plywood body and top were horrible. Then, I thought I could buy a Monoprice electric and it was a little better than I expected, but really, it was garbage compared to high-end guitars. I told myself: "These guitars aren't expensive and should be judged by their own merits!" Well, guess what? I ended up with essentially worthless guitars. I don't play them anymore (because my GAS led to me getting better ones), and they aren't worth a hill of beans! Oh, sure, people will chime in justifying their purchases and even say how 'Monoprice guitars are great!' or that I'm a snob. Really, I may be. But what I am even more is a guy who had GAS and who diluted himself into thinking that buying cheap guitars would somehow lead to finding a diamond in the rough. I thought I could say to myself that I could make great music on inexpensive instruments, and therefore, life would be grand. In the end, I learned: "Friends simply don't let friends, buy really cheap guitars." Stick with the Washburn. Don't get worried about having one in cedar because it will make your playing sound better. Just play and practice on a quality guitar and then do it some more. Maybe I am the only one with GAS on this thread, but I doubt it. Perhaps some of you will not like the truth I am typing here ... If so, I would bet that some of those same folks will one day realize that while unsolicited and long-winded, this was some great advice indeed that would have been excellent to heed! Time will tell. Peace to all the players!!
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I am in agreement here. I learned to play on a Korean Fender Gemini IV, and then played a $200 Takamine G300 series (needed the electronics) for years, and I thought it was adequate, but I was wrong. Then, I finally bought a Taylor 810ce and quite literally I became a better guitar player overnight. I'm not saying just go buy a Taylor 810, but if I had it to do over again I would start with a higher quality guitar, or, at the very least, pay good money for a pro setup. One thing that did change my life was when my friend "stole" my Fender guitar and had the action lowered as a gift to me. So, if you can't see spending $750+ on your first guitar, make sure it is set up professionally and how you like it. Yes, my guitar lost some resonance by lowering the action, but the playability was totally worth it. I am now a gigging musician as my "side hustle", and it's because I had a guitar that was playable and setup well. All of this said, if you KNOW you will play for years (you know if you have been obsessing about learning for years, and it's not just a passing fancy), start with a high quality instrument. Regards, The Dude Abides Band
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In my opinion cheap guitars are not for beginners (shouldn't be at least) due to the fact that they are usually harder to play (because of setup and feel) and don't sound as good, thus discouraging playing guitar. If you want to learn, you'll do yourself a huge favor by getting a quality instrument and getting it professionally setup.

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In today's world, there are many, many options for affordable "beginner" guitars that are leaps and bounds ahead of what you could've learned on just a decade or two ago. Some examples are:

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Takamine Jasmine S35: https://www.amazon.com/Jasmine-S3...asmine+s35

Yamaha 700 or 800 series: https://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-FS8...800+guitar (often available for less than $170)

Epiphone DR-100: https://www.amazon.com/Epiphone-D...iphone+150
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