Just because it's cheap doesn't mean it can't sound good. Yeah I love my more expensive guitars but the cheap ones sound good too. My 73 Epiphone acoustic sounds great on recordings. It doesn't project like my Gibson Hummingbird but I use it all the time in the studio because it sits in the mix well. I picked up a 1966 Fender Mustang bass back in 1982 for $100 and have used it on about 80% of my recordings since then. Great deals are out there if you keep looking.