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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By patticake
congrats on your new 12-string. it does look...

congrats on your new 12-string. it does look nice, and i bet it sounds great - enjoy it :)
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 74
Posted By patticake
yes, the guild is all solid. and no, the taylor...

yes, the guild is all solid. and no, the taylor is a solid top. the guild GAD series offers very good value - their guitars are all solid, gloss finish and come with a hardshell case. and the one...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 74
Posted By patticake
each model of each brand of guitar has its own...

each model of each brand of guitar has its own nut width. while 0 to 000 guitars commonly have a wider nut, just how wide varies from brand to brand and even model to model. the seagull S6 is one...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 74
Posted By patticake
personally i wouldn't buy either, because even...

personally i wouldn't buy either, because even though i have small hands, i find a guitar with a wider nut very nice to play. if i had to choose between them, i'd definitely take the guild as i was...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-29-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By patticake
i used to own a yamaha FG730, and i liked it. it...

i used to own a yamaha FG730, and i liked it. it has a silvery sound, not boxy, and i consider it a good solid top guitar, not just a good value. if the FG730 had had a wider nut, i'd have kept it....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-29-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By patticake
why those two? one is acoustic with a solid top...

why those two? one is acoustic with a solid top and bright sound, the other is acoustic electric all laminate with a sort of boxy sound. if i had to pick one of the two, out of all the guitars in...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-27-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By patticake
i had a teacher like that when i was a kid. i...

i had a teacher like that when i was a kid. i absolutely hated it, and it held me back. good teachers work with you, showing you stuff from how to hold the guitar so you can play more easily to...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-27-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By patticake
learn to play the song till you know it very well...

learn to play the song till you know it very well - practice without singing. learn to sing the song till you know it perfectly, practicing by singing with the original recording if a cover. then...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-26-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By patticake
if you're concerned about keeping it in perfect...

if you're concerned about keeping it in perfect condition, perhaps you could buy a cheaper martin with the exact same scale, body side and neck profile and width so it will feel the same. i'd try...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-26-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By patticake
there are SOOOO many choices in your price range....

there are SOOOO many choices in your price range. since you love the martin sound, i wouldn't consider taylor as they tend to be brighter.

are you looking for a dread, OM or another size? do you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-22-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By patticake
thanks for letting us know. it makes sense that...

thanks for letting us know.

it makes sense that HPL has no finish, since it's essentially particle wood covered with a thin wood-look veneer.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-20-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By patticake
scale length doesn't tell you the overall size of...

scale length doesn't tell you the overall size of a guitar. what you need is the measurement of the lower bout and the depth at the deepest point. that being said, i'm guessing that a guitar with a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-20-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By patticake
scale length doesn't necessarily reflect the size...

scale length doesn't necessarily reflect the size of the guitar. martin short scale is 24.9 and full scale is 25.5, but they make full sized dreads with both scales, although most are 25.5. also...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-19-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By patticake
the yamaha FG700 is a good budget guitar, as it...

the yamaha FG700 is a good budget guitar, as it has a solid top for more resonance and the tone is nice. also yamaha tends to be pretty good quality control. it's about $200, but if you can't swing...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-16-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By patticake
did you test the hygrometer before you started...

did you test the hygrometer before you started using it?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-16-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By patticake
i have seen literally hundreds of seagulls, and...

i have seen literally hundreds of seagulls, and quality control is better than most other lower cost guitar brands. i have a friend who works at a very busy guitar center who has never seen anything...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-15-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By patticake
it does sound like you may have acidic skin. ...

it does sound like you may have acidic skin. some people wipe down their strings after they play. you might also consider colored strings

http://www.drstrings.com/#!neon/chts
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-15-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By patticake
but the original poster doesn't seem to know...

but the original poster doesn't seem to know anything about guitars, so i wouldn't expect him to do his own setups.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-11-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By patticake
btw, i'm a big fan of cordoba guitars, including...

btw, i'm a big fan of cordoba guitars, including the C10. it's all solid, nice tone, nice finish. i believe the top is available in 2 woods - cedar and italian spruce.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-11-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By patticake
the pain could be something made worse from...

the pain could be something made worse from playing more. go do a doctor and make sure it's not a problem.

btw, i've been playing for decades, but actually quit for years because playing barre...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-11-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By patticake
esteve are nice guitars - not really high end,...

esteve are nice guitars - not really high end, but i really like the way they sound. there was one at hollywood guitar center i always found myself playing whenever i was there. why not contact...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-11-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By patticake
i'd suggest the yamaha, as yamaha has better qc,...

i'd suggest the yamaha, as yamaha has better qc, but both these guitars are entry level all laminate guitars, and while the yamaha has a very good tone for what it is, it isn't going to have the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-07-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By patticake
they sell brand new around my house for $299 to a...

they sell brand new around my house for $299 to a max of $349. one reason used guitars cost less is that they aren't covered by the manufacturer warranty, and yours won't be, either, so it doesn't...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-03-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By patticake
you can get a crack repaired. take it to a...

you can get a crack repaired. take it to a luthier and get it stabilized.

the crack could easily be caused by dryness, although it could be from the bang against the chair, too. i'm guessing you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-01-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By patticake
for some reason, i tried that. even using extra...

for some reason, i tried that. even using extra light tomastik plectrums, which are lighter tension than most extra light strings, they still bent the neck of the guitar forward a lot, so i went...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-30-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By patticake
i really like it. your playing and your guitar...

i really like it. your playing and your guitar make it all the nicer.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-28-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By patticake
try d'addario EJ16, which are phosphor bronze...

try d'addario EJ16, which are phosphor bronze lights. i find them a bit less bright than the elixers, and keep in mind that for the first few days you'll be getting new string sound, but it will go...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-27-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By patticake
i always liked wider necks, and i'm only 5'...

i always liked wider necks, and i'm only 5' 3" with small hands. are you planning to play fingerstyle? if so, the extra room for your fingers to maneuver comes in quite handy. btw, you can...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-20-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 891
Posted By patticake
i love the sound of new J45s but don't care for...

i love the sound of new J45s but don't care for vintage ones, and i've played a lot of both in the exact same room in the exact same guitar center on the exact same day. could they be making them...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-19-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 769
Posted By patticake
me, i don't buy a guitar that's too bright OR too...

me, i don't buy a guitar that's too bright OR too dull. btw, a too-dull can be brightened up with DR rare phosphor bronze strings nicely.

btw, when i was less experienced i bought a number of...
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