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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By patticake
if you can't play uncoated strings, you'll miss...

if you can't play uncoated strings, you'll miss out on the warmer, easy on the fingers martin silk and steels, which are likely to improve the tone of your all-lam shallow body yamaha.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By patticake
it won't be harder for you to learn to fingerpick...

it won't be harder for you to learn to fingerpick or play classical because you've first learned to play with a pic, but it may not be easier for you regarding your right hand, either. btw, i've...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By patticake
i don't find playing bass to be much like playing...

i don't find playing bass to be much like playing guitar myself. maybe others will feel differently.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-11-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By patticake
let your daughter pick her own guitar. after two...

let your daughter pick her own guitar. after two years of playing, she'll know what tone, size, look and feel she wants, and that's going to make her enjoy playing more. what sounds best to you or...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-10-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By patticake
i like the 114, also. the seagull S6, which is...

i like the 114, also. the seagull S6, which is my favorite seagull, does have a very nice top end and a hint of sparkle to it, but with a little more bass perhaps than the taylor. nice guitar,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-10-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 231
Posted By patticake
i recommend the FG700 over anything else at $200....

i recommend the FG700 over anything else at $200. at $300 the FG730 has a little more warmth to the tone, and recording king makes some decent contenders, but the FG700 rules the $200 range.

the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-10-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 231
Posted By patticake
i wouldn't say that the FG700 is better than the...

i wouldn't say that the FG700 is better than the $500 guitars i'd consider, but it does sound better than some of the "fancy" all lam acoustic electrics in that price range and kicks butt on any...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-09-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By patticake
the lowest tension strings i use are thomastic...

the lowest tension strings i use are thomastic plectrums extra lights. they don't sound great for the first few days, then after the new string sound goes away they do sound good, are pretty long...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-04-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By patticake
the answer really is... it depends. take it to a...

the answer really is... it depends. take it to a luthier, get a quote. then you can decide what's best.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-01-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By patticake
i assume you've seen "united breaks...

i assume you've seen "united breaks guitars"? that taylor that song was about was in a hard case.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-30-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By patticake
it's not $200 off the original tag - it's used. ...

it's not $200 off the original tag - it's used. used is always cheaper, regardless of condition - or is should be.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-29-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By patticake
$285 seems like a decent deal to me, as used...

$285 seems like a decent deal to me, as used guitars should sell for 1/2 to 2/3 of new.

i prefer the cedar top models myself, but what matters most is do YOU like the sound of your guitar? it...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-28-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By patticake
epiphones have always been hit or miss when it...

epiphones have always been hit or miss when it comes to quality, but while i love the S6, and consider it one of the best sounding solid top guitars around, the masterbilt is all solid and also...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-27-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By patticake
you can cut one yourself or have a luthier cut...

you can cut one yourself or have a luthier cut one for you from a pickguard blank. get them at stew-mac.com or lmii.com
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-26-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By patticake
it's a good guitar. the original models had some...

it's a good guitar. the original models had some issues with lifting bridges, which is quickly and inexpensively fixed by a luthier, the later ones are nice and a good deal.

in the same price range...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-25-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By patticake
the all solid eastman guitars are very nice, but...

the all solid eastman guitars are very nice, but i wasn't particularly impressed with the lam b&s models, which aren't actually made by eastman. recording king all solid 000s sound really good, i've...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-25-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By patticake
due to the seagull's wider nut, it's excellent...

due to the seagull's wider nut, it's excellent for finger picking - really awesome - but if you want a more slender neck, you can get the S6 slim, which is the same guitar with a narrower neck. btw,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-23-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By patticake
if i could only choose between those two guitars,...

if i could only choose between those two guitars, the epi masterbilt for sure.

it's a good idea to keep any guitar, lam or solid, so it's not too dry, and if they get very humid for an extended...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-22-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By patticake
hope you got an amazing deal - the PRS SE Angelus...

hope you got an amazing deal - the PRS SE Angelus Custom seems to be off the hook expensive for a solid top, laminate back and sides guitar. you could have gotten an all solid entry martin for what...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-21-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By patticake
the taylor 114 was on my list when i was buying...

the taylor 114 was on my list when i was buying guitars. if it only had at least a 1 3/4" nut, i might have bought it, but it's got 1 11/16".

btw, listening to recordings won't tell you must, as...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-20-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By patticake
i'd go for the yamaha because of the wider nut,...

i'd go for the yamaha because of the wider nut, and i also like englemann. but it seems like you like a brighter sound, and the taylor delivers a bright sound with a nice sparkle on the top end.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-20-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By patticake
we have a guitar store in a high humidity area,...

we have a guitar store in a high humidity area, and often their guitars sound dull and lifeless because of too much humidity. and of course, it's typical that guitar stores have very old, gunked up...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-20-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By patticake
the thin body yamahas like the APX series are the...

the thin body yamahas like the APX series are the only lower priced yamahas that have consistently disappointed me. the ibanez exotic wood series is like the dean series you asked about in another...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-20-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By patticake
the performer ultra is an entry-level all...

the performer ultra is an entry-level all laminate guitar made to look purty by using a veneer of fancy wood on the top. while some may like the looks, tonally they don't compare with yamaha...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-19-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By patticake
yeah, but pretty much every guitar is going to...

yeah, but pretty much every guitar is going to need a neck reset in 20 or 30 years. and around here, neck resets are more like $700 unless you have a guitar like a taylor with a bolt on neck.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-19-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By patticake
i've never heard of a guitar that didn't last for...

i've never heard of a guitar that didn't last for decades as long as humidity was dealt with. cheap guitars may need their tuners replaced at some point - not a big deal - and even a loose bridge is...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-18-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By patticake
i got hand cramps barring for decades. then i...

i got hand cramps barring for decades. then i discovered that you can get a set-up with lower action, which really helped a lot (no one including 2 teachers ever told me about set-ups). i also...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By patticake
i've played martins from the 1920 through 1940s...

i've played martins from the 1920 through 1940s that were still playing just fine, and even played 2 from 1911. play your guitar and enjoy :)
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By patticake
holy *%#@&@@!!! cloths, regardless of who...

holy *%#@&@@!!!

cloths, regardless of who makes them, are very soft - too soft to pull out pieces of wood unless you're using them with WAY too much force or there was sand or something sharp on the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By patticake
the CD-60 isn't really an upgrade from the SA-50...

the CD-60 isn't really an upgrade from the SA-50 - they're both all-laminate entry level guitars. you could get the yamaha FG700. it's got a solid top, which places it firmly a step above the...
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