Posted: Aug 28, 2008 11:01 pm
As far as acoustics ago, I've learned the cheaper, the better. I know people and family members who have expensive Martin's, Taylor's, and even an Ovation. Seems like the more expensive, the more transparernt/tinney sounding. And alot of those expensive one's didn't even have that great of action.
I've picked up several acoustics for $100 at pawn shops. A Fender one was my favorite. Just play around with some used, really worn down ones in some shops. Talk em down, pull out cash, lay it on the counter, say it's all you got - take it or leave it.
Then buy some new strings. Give em a few weeks to dull up a bit. Then you got a winner.
Also, if you're into the blues slide thing. Play around with different slides. Different materials (brass, glass) will have different tones.