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Old 03-22-2015, 02:45 AM   #221
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I wanted to know if there was any other guitar like Yamaha fg700s At low price to that coz it's about 15k in Delhi and its quite a bit expensive for me as i am just a beginner.
Can you plz tell me??
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:42 AM   #222
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I'm sort of new to this. So hello guys!

Now I have a question, I'm a lefty so should I buy a lefty guitar? I have people telling me to just buy a righty guitar and just re-string it. Since there are more options.

Also another one, I am wanting to get a classical or acoustic guitar. Just based on you guys' experience what brands do you guys prefer?

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Old 03-24-2015, 05:36 AM   #223
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I'm sort of new to this. So hello guys!

Now I have a question, I'm a lefty so should I buy a lefty guitar? I have people telling me to just buy a righty guitar and just re-string it. Since there are more options.
stringing up a guitar backwards is about the dumbest thing thing you can do in the music field, other than take up the tambourine, without learning to sing. Not much call for people with that skill set.

You can do one of two things. Either decide to play right handed, or content yourself from the selection of lefty guitars out in the wild. And there are plenty, just not as many as you could hope for.


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Also another one, I am wanting to get a classical or acoustic guitar. Just based on you guys' experience what brands do you guys prefer?

Thank you to whoever responds!
A classical guitar IS an "acoustic guitar". It produces its sound from sound created within an acoustic chamber. What you're calling an "acoustic", in an attempt to distance it from a classical guitar, is better described described as a "steel string".(acoustic)). Nobody takes the time to call a classical guitar, "an acoustic guitar. The "acoustic part, is mostly understood.

Nylon strung guitars sound very different from steel string guitars, but they're a whole lot easier on the fingers. With a steel string guitar, you'll have to develop callouses on your fingers to play properly, not so much with nylon strings. Probably about 90% of acoustic guitars sold are steel string

I'm left handed and play left handed guitars. If you need more help sorting this out, feel free to post back.

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Old 03-28-2015, 09:25 AM   #224
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What advice for a brand new beginner (i.e. doesn't know any chords) regarding whether to choose dreadnaught, parlor, folk, jumbo or mini-jumbo and doesn't know what neck width will be best?
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:54 PM   #225
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Yamaha FG730S Acoustic Guitar Natural Bundle with Hardshell Guitar Case,Yamaha Tuner ,Tripod Stand, Strings,Strap...
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:13 PM   #226
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Looking for a suggestion on an acoustic/electric for playing blues. Budget $350-$450 and used is okay if I can get a good one. At the moment the one that has caught my attention is the Epiphone Masterbuilt. Would that be a good choice or does anyone have a better idea.
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Old 06-10-2015, 02:35 PM   #227
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With all the alternative woods, their variable characteristics and sensitivity to environmental conditions (humidity being the main problem), it can be hard enough for intermediate level guitarists to choose, let alone beginners - though this thread and associated resources is very helpful indeed.

I have a habit of being pathologically idiosyncratic and my acoustic doesn't suffer from any issues with wood type or grade - there isn't any wood used in my guitar's construction. It's an Emerald, made in Ireland and I love it. I've got annoyingly short fingers so the X5 Opus model's smaller size suits me very well - absolute volume isn't drastically limited since the resonant air capacity of the guitar isn't limited to the interior of the body - the neck is hollow and adds volume too.

Apart from the material sex-appeal to Motorsport fanatics like me (OP - funnily enough I'm a Lorenzo fan too), there are two practical, non-gimmick benefits to my type of guitar that add a lot of value for me (ymmv of course) - firstly it's unaffected by humidity and practically indestructible - I live in England but have an apartment in the Swiss Alps and can take my guitar with me now without fear (my old Tanglewood's neck bent like a banana after a few weeks at altitude and low humidity, needed extreme truss-rod adjusting). Secondly, I can swap from steel to nylon strings and back without risk or delicate truss-rod setup. The guitar doesn't have a truss-rod anyway.

Given that laminate wood guitars tend to sound inferior to solid wood guitars, you'd expect a non-wood guitar to sound worse, or just bland and soul-less. No tree died for my guitar so yeah, it doesn't have the soul of any long-departed tree, but the *sound* is great, to my ears at least. Not thin, synthetic or weedy in the slightest, there's surprisingly loud bass given the smaller size, and there's satisfying complexity in the harmonics - presumably the hollow neck helps here as wooden guitars don't have this option.

This is a small niche within the acoustic guitar world - traditionalists won't consider them - but mine wasn't especially expensive at under 1000 and I can take it anywhere and play, it would require genuine violence to damage it. It has piezo pickup and onboard EQ but doesn't need to be plugged in to get a good sound... Yes, I have found my ultimate guitar and absolutely love it (acoustic, at least - still haven't made up my mind on solid-body electrics so have the 'can't-go-wrong-with-a-Yamaha-Pacifica' default choice)

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Old 06-28-2015, 01:42 AM   #228
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Hi, I am new here. Taylor does make make the "Baby" and the "Big Baby" models, both of which are entry level models, although they are very nice guitars. The original info in the pinned thread on Taylor needs an update.
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Old 06-28-2015, 06:18 PM   #229
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Hi, I want to buy a cutaway dreadnought with solid spruce top and solid rosewood back and sides. I want an ebony fretboard on it. Please give your suggestions. Budget is around $1000. Thanks.
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Old Today, 05:06 AM   #230
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Hi Guys,

I am seriously considering purchasing a Washburn wj40dsce acoustic. If anyone has used this guitar before I would really like to hear your feedback and advise on how good it is. Thanks
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