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Hello, I am looking to purchase a good quality acoustic guitar with a single cutaway. What are some good guitars I can get for around $300-400? Any information on the subject would be greatly appreciated.

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What are some good guitars I can get for around $300-400?
You need to decide a few things before a definitive answer can be given - like what size of guitar and what kind of playing will you be doing? There are options ranging from very small Parlor guitars for blues and finger-style playing to Dreadnoughts for bluegrass and full-out strumming. Between those extremes are Orchestra models, jumbos and concert guitars (note that the names don't really indicate the purpose - just the shape and size). There are lots of variables.
That said, I would highly recommend looking for a second-hand Larrivee. The 03 Recording series sometimes come up for sale in that price range. Also of note are Aria, Alvarez, Jasmine and the Guild GAD series. You can get a solid spruce top, and solid wood back and sides (as opposed to the plywood that many cheap acoustics use) in the price range you've specified.
Best of luck in your search.

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Do you have to buy locally? Try looking at the low end Alvarez with a cutaway. I'm not sure if the dealers around you carry Alvarez though. Another good brand to look at is Takamine. Their EG3xx series are nice and they are offered with a cutaway also.
 
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