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In the not-too-distant past, if you walked into a music store and announced that you wanted to buy an acoustic for less than $500, you might as well have been wearing a T-shirt with I’m a sucker—steal my money printed on it.
Fortunately, today that money will get you a whole lot more guitar than the monstrosities of the past, with their laminated mystery plywood materials and thick polyester finishes, which made them better for use as cricket bats than musical instruments.
Perhaps the finest example of how far things have progressed is the Peavey DW-3, which may provide an entirely new definition of value. Featuring built-in electronics with both a piezo pickup and internal microphone, the DW-3 offers pro features and performance for an entry-level price.