Not talkin bout noses or plundering thru junk to find collectable antiques either. I've always wanted to learn to play acoustic guitar, so I'm starting to look into a decent starter. I know there's.$99 brand new piles of crap out there in big box stores. Music City (Nashville) being so close selection is the best anyone could ask for. For those of you who play what's some pointers to look for in a beginer guitar that would be of help before I find myself in the middle of commission fed salesmen in guitar shops? Price range is under. $500. Thanks for any help.