TommyGunn9999
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2008
511 IQ
#1
Hi, I am primarily an electric guitarist but I own a couple dreadnaught acoustics (6 and 12 string). I am just getting into songwriting and wanted to know what kind of guitar you typically reach for when you get a burst of inspiration. I was thinking about buying a parlor size nylon string guitar so it's small, convenient, and quieter for those late night hours (I live in an apartment).

Thoughts, suggestions?


Thanks
KidCanary
Registered User
Join date: Oct 2007
157 IQ
#2
It doesn't make any difference.

Songwriting comes from your head, not your guitar. As long as you've got something that stays (relatively) in tune and is comfortable to play then you've got all you need.
izzyvercetty
Rock 'n Rolla
Join date: Apr 2007
377 IQ
#3
Quote by KidCanary
It doesn't make any difference.

Songwriting comes from your head, not your guitar. As long as you've got something that stays (relatively) in tune and is comfortable to play then you've got all you need.


this

I normally write on acoustic, but it really depends. Sometime I get inspiration while practicing on my electric and build from there. Whatever guitar i happen to have near when i have an idea stuck in my head.
azrael4h
Registered User
Join date: Nov 2012
226 IQ
#4
If the song popping in my head has a sound suited toward one guitar or another, I will grab that guitar. However, most of the time, I simply grab whatever's handy and work it out from there. Today, I snatched my Martin to work on something I had pop in my head at church, as the sound I wanted comes from a 6 string acoustic. Though now I'm wondering about whether I want to try it on electric, but that's another thread. Other times, I may grab my Blacktop since I never have bought a case for it, and it's the easiest guitar to get out (for some reason the strap on my 12 string acoustic always tangles around something in my closet where the guitars are kept).
Green_Ghoul
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Join date: Aug 2010
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#5
I usually grab whichever guitar is closest to me. It makes no difference since they're all electric anyway, but I'll write unplugged to make sure it sounds all right "acoustically"

Then I'll work on tweaking the distortion/fuzz/whatever.

However, sometimes if I find effects settings that I really like, I'll write based on those...Usually only with the shoegaze stuff that I've been working on more recently.