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Old 07-08-2004, 02:10 PM   #21
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Guitar Body Size's....




There Are Three Basic Sizes

Parlor(000)- Parlour guitars are narrow at the shoulders, narrow at the waist, and conspicuously smaller than the other styles of acoustic guitars.. Their diminutive size means the sound is "weaker" as well. However parlour guitars are often noted for their velvety tone, and many people find the size and shape easier to handle. Parlours were popular with many early blues players, and are still the axe of choice among many fingerstyle players.


Dreadnaught- Dreadnoughts are probably the most popular style of acoustic guitars because of their versatility. Their big bodies and strong sound make them popular with everyone from "Kumbaya" strummers to unplugged rockers to flat-picking country kickers. Dreadnoughts have square shoulders on the upper and lower bouts, and are fairly wide at the waist. They project a loud, full sound when strummed or picked.



Jumbo- Jumbo acoustics have gained more fans in recent years, reviving a size popular in jazz's pre-electric days. Slope-shouldered and narrow-waisted, jumbos feature a lot of body behind the bridge, which gives these guitars a nice boost on the bottom end and a big, round tone. A well-made jumbo can project almost as strongly as a dreadnought and still have the warmth and evenness of a concert acoustic.




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Old 07-08-2004, 02:43 PM   #22
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Small Bodied Guitars: The main difference between the 000 and the OM is the length of the neck. The 000 has a 24.9" neck, while the OM has 25.4". With a longer neck, you need higher string tension to get the same pitch, given that the string gauge is the same. This will give the OM a little more punch and volume, but it will also be harder to play. With a shorter neck, the string tension will be lower, and the distance between the frets will be shorter. Both will make the guitar easier to play.

What you pay for if you choose a more expensive gutiar, is the quality of the materials and the work that goes into the guitar. The finest pieces of the best wood goes into the most expensive models. Only the most experienced luthiers in a factory or workshop work on the top models, and a lot more care is put into the making of each individual guitar. The more expensive models are usually also more decorated, but that adds to the appearance, not to the sound. But you should notice that all tone-wood have their own sound characteristcs. Rosewood is more expensive than mahogany, but it does not necessarily mean that it is better. You might prefer the sound of a mahogany (or other tonewood) guitar, over the sound of a more expensive roeswood guitar. For a list of the most commonly used tonewood, see an overview at the Martin website.

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Old 07-09-2004, 12:06 PM   #23
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Heres a really good site for people looking for a guitar under 500 bucks....


http://www.acousticguitar.com/issue...overStory.shtml
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Old 07-09-2004, 01:04 PM   #24
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Heres a really good site for people looking for a guitar under 500 bucks....


http://www.acousticguitar.com/issue...overStory.shtml



I like that dean!



I think Acoustic Guitar Mag just did the same this again last month.(all that info was from 1999 issue)
I think it was Acoustic anyway.
Bill,,,,a Seagull made the top 10 too
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Yeah, that's the Seagull I own. Seagull S6 Cedar, great guitar. The only downside is that it is extremely easy to scratch. Anyway, I think this thread is a great idea.
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Old 07-10-2004, 05:48 PM   #27
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Yeah, that's the Seagull I own. Seagull S6 Cedar, great guitar. The only downside is that it is extremely easy to scratch. Anyway, I think this thread is a great idea.

my norman is getting a bit scratched for the same reason
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Old 07-18-2004, 12:02 PM   #28
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Gotta hang on to this thread for a little while.
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:12 PM   #29
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A Bump with substance....


I found this chart and i think it may be of use








(good? bad? helpfull? who knows....)
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:52 AM   #30
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the strat eh?
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bill? you wont me to get all the info and put it into one thread for you? cuz im bored out of my mind.


edit: just the info and not all the comments.
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Old 07-27-2004, 08:21 AM   #32
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bill? you wont me to get all the info and put it into one thread for you? cuz im bored out of my mind.


edit: just the info and not all the comments.


lol... looks like you've already done that... thanks.

You might want to go through them and check your spellng though.

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Yeah, that's the Seagull I own. Seagull S6 Cedar, great guitar. The only downside is that it is extremely easy to scratch. Anyway, I think this thread is a great idea.


S6 plain? Or S6gt??
Either way, seems its one of their entry level models, I played one,,,great tone for the $$
They only have a very light (4 coats)laquer finish, I believe this is done on purpose.
I guess they could put on more coats, harder finish, but this would take away some sound Quality.

Now fow some reason, Mine has eight coats of High gloss.
If my theory is correct on it effecting the sound, I wonder why mine has so many layers??

Maybe my Spruce top can take more then the Cedar???

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Thoughts on this please?

Last, Zerowley,,,,I like that model you have.
Tell me, what do poeple say about it??
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The pic. I had to copy it from where you found it and then attach it here. I then edited your post with a link to this pic so it would show up.



I had to keep this somewhere so the pic would still show up in another thread.
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