I've dredged this old thread up because I was about to post the EXACT same question and for once I ran a search first.
Did you ever buy a guitar? If so, what kind? And are you happy with it?
I play the clarinet, but for a couple of years now, I've wanted to pick up the acoustic guitar. I'm relatively certain I'll stick with it, so I want to buy a guitar inexpensive enough to learn on, but decent enough to keep.
I've done a little bit of research, but really I'm at the mercy of the salespeople, since I know nothing. So far, I'm looking at a Takamine GS330S (can get one around $200 used or on e-bay) and the Alvarez RD8 (between $150-$175). Is there something else I should be looking at?
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ~E.B. White