Hello forum members, I'm hoping you all can help me with a big decision!
Since I'm a left handed player my selection of LH options is slimmer. I'm looking for an acoustic with a venetian cutaway. Acoustic/electric preferred. Here is what I have been looking at so far:
-Luna High Tide Koa Grand Concert $449
-Ibanez AE295L $599
-Martin GPC 11E Road Series $999
*Spruce top, sapele back/sides
-Zager ZAD50CE $1,195
*Spruce top, mahogany sides
-Taylor 224ce-K DLX $1,599 (out of my price range, but I could do a payment plan!)
*Solid Koa top, layered Koa back/sides
I'm an advanced beginner and I use my acoustic to play fingerstyle, old country, campfire and classic rock. I'm a man and my hands and fingers are average size.
Since I don't have a chance to play any of these in person I've been watching YouTube videos to get an idea of their sound. I've also been watching tonewood comparison videos.
I'd appreciate any feedback on the companies, tonewoods, or other options I should consider when buying an acoustic without being able to play it first. Of course, other brand recommendations for a lefty would be appreciated!
My budget is roughly between $500 - $1,200.