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« on: October 30, 2014, 01:20:02 PM »

I'm not soliciting, just musing.  A nurse friend does (extensive) work in Haiti in a spinal injury center.  She has a young boy there who wants to play guitar so another friend and I are going to pick a guitar to buy and let her take.  I've just done some online searches in the $150-$250 range.  Today I'll go look at what I can get my hands on.  I'll be able to do a little setup on it (when I mentioned that, the other buddy who is contributing asked what setup was  ohmy).  I haven't looked at cheap guitars for quite a while.  Eh, I guess any excuse to go to the guitar store is a good excuse.   

I guess if anyone has any specific suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them.

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 01:31:49 PM »

 Look at the Yamaha FG series-I have had mine for 30+ years. They are still available. It is a smaller body folk guitar.
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 05:43:51 PM »

Look at the Yamaha FG series-I have had mine for 30+ years. They are still available. It is a smaller body folk guitar.

Actually, 2 guitars at the $199 mark struck me as better than the rest.  One was a FG700S, the other was an 0 size Recording King.  Both solid spruce tops.  The Yamaha laminated back and sides and the Recording King one composite material (I'll have to do some research).  Thanks for the suggestion.

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 06:19:52 PM »

I'll second the motion on Yamaha FG series.  Also, any of the Godin family of guitars would be a good choice as well (Simon & Patrick, Art & Lutherie, Norman, Seagull).  Nice gesture and good luck in your search.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2014, 06:02:50 AM »

Ed,
Just wondering if you came up with a guitar and which one you chose.

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2014, 12:11:48 PM »

We ended up with a Yamaha FG730S.  Solid top, laminated rosewood back and sides.  We got a hard case and I had picks, a capo, extra strings, and a chord book to throw in the case.  It should be in Haiti sometime today.  I wish the kid a lot of luck.

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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2014, 05:22:10 AM »

We ended up with a Yamaha FG730S.  Solid top, laminated rosewood back and sides.  We got a hard case and I had picks, a capo, extra strings, and a chord book to throw in the case.  It should be in Haiti sometime today.  I wish the kid a lot of luck.

Ed

Ed, I did something similar back in 2010 when I went on a mission trip to Peru with Compassion International.  A friend of mine that has a simply amazing sounding small body Gibson from the late 50's/early 60's does this for every mission trip that he went on.

I wrote a blog about it - http://missiontripguitar.blogspot.com/

Might I challenge anyone reading this forum with an extra axe in their list that is not being used - there's a soul somewhere in the world that could use that axe, and there are many ways for your extra to become someone's treasured instrument.
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