PRS SE50E Tonare - what else is out there

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SimpleSimonSimpleSimon Frets: 736
Im after a nice Acoustic and the PRS SE50E Tonare has caught my eye, though not played one yet. The spec looks incomparable. What else should i be looking at in the £500-£700 bracket? I love my baby Taylor BT2 so would consider a Taylor and Faith have caught my eye in the past so what models should i be looking at? I prefer the look of a non cutaway but its not a deal breaker. A case would be a bonus. 

 

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  • SimpleSimonSimpleSimon Frets: 736
    Overwhelmed by the response!

     

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  • AliGorieAliGorie Frets: 278
    go play the se50 and everything else in that price range that'll sort out u'r problem - then look for a s/h Eastman
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  • SimpleSimonSimpleSimon Frets: 736
    AliGorie said:
    go play the se50 and everything else in that price range that'll sort out u'r problem - then look for a s/h Eastman
    Thats the plan but hoped to get some leads on what other models i should try

     

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  • AuldReekieAuldReekie Frets: 150
    You might get 2/3 series Larrivee second hand at around £700; nothing else comes close at that price
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  • meltedbuzzboxmeltedbuzzbox Frets: 6975
    AliGorie said:
    go play the se50 and everything else in that price range that'll sort out u'r problem - then look for a s/h Eastman
    Thats the plan but hoped to get some leads on what other models i should try
    there is a Martin d-18? going for cheap on the classifieds here. That would be my first port of call. 
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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 3354

    You might be able to find a Furch around that price second hand.  Guitar Village have a 32 series OM for £1261 new at the moment.  That's a really good deal and you would normally pay more new than that, but you might be able to find one second for close to £700.

    If you are not being a traditionalist about materials and finish, then something like the Martin OOOX1AE sounds really good - mine does anyway.  Not sure if they are all that good.  I played a dreadnought version in a shop and it was pretty underwhelming.

    The PRS you are looking at might be really good, but I tried the Alex Lifeson sig PRS acoustic when I bought that Martin.  The Martin sounded far better.  The one you are looking at probably has a deeper body than the Lifeson so may sound a lot better.

    Personally I'd echo the advice of trying a whole bunch and buying the one you like.

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