#1
so im know nothing at all about guitar at all
in june i got this
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-GigMaker-Acoustic-Guitar-Pack-102920113-i1150348.gc

and it sounds nice to me but im not 100% sure if im getting the right sound cuz i see like bands and and my freind and there guitar sounds alot nicer then mine
i tune mine every day with that little tuner thingy that it comes with but im not even sure im using it right

sooo ? like cuz its cheaper will it sound different and y dose mine sound different then other guitars

sorry im like 100% just starting i know know like 10 cords

if i ever change the stings will it sound differnt ?
#3
Quote by crzywhiteboy
If it didn't matter you would not see people playing ESP EC guitars or Jems.

again in new i have nooooooooooooooooo clue what that is ???

but im gonna guess its something that cost alot
#4
price definately matters to an extent

if the guitar is cheap it is usually made cheap and therfore not as good..and vise versa

as far as the tuning goes.....just make sure when using your tuner...the top string is E then A D G B E as you go down the strings.....learn how to tune yourself on youtube or something...theres different variations of tuning your guitar
#5
Quote by tygur91
price definately matters to an extent

if the guitar is cheap it is usually made cheap and therfore not as good..and vise versa

as far as the tuning goes.....just make sure when using your tuner...the top string is E then A D G B E as you go down the strings.....learn how to tune yourself on youtube or something...theres different variations of tuning your guitar



yeah i do i think im doing a good job at it cuz when i went to my guitar classes the guy always said it was perfect

im gonna guess mine dosnt sound as good cuz i dont know what im 100% doing cuz there is times when im like ahhh it sounds pretty then other times im like EWWWWWWWWWW

ehh at least i know what sounds good and dosnt my freinds guitar had not been tuned in 2 years@!!!1 i almost died when i herd it hahha and she though it was good -_-
#6
Quote by imetmiley618
yeah i do i think im doing a good job at it cuz when i went to my guitar classes the guy always said it was perfect

im gonna guess mine dosnt sound as good cuz i dont know what im 100% doing cuz there is times when im like ahhh it sounds pretty then other times im like EWWWWWWWWWW

ehh at least i know what sounds good and dosnt my freinds guitar had not been tuned in 2 years@!!!1 i almost died when i herd it hahha and she though it was good -_-



well since you just started playing and all anyway, just practice man. your probly doing it right but it doesnt sound right to you cuz your not very good yet hahah
#7
i dont have alot of knowledge about fancy guitars,(iam pretty happy whit my cheapo guitar),but when you try out more expensive guitars you can see and feel that the quality are pretty darn nice on them everything seems less rough overall,then diffrent woods affect the sound,which i dont have any knowledge about what wood does what.


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#8
The sound is going to be more down to what amp you are using than the guitar - plus you can't expect to sound as good people that are gigging when you're just starting out

But yes - better quality guitars are...well...better quality!
#9
Quote by tygur91
well since you just started playing and all anyway, just practice man. your probly doing it right but it doesnt sound right to you cuz your not very good yet hahah

Lol im a girl lol
And yes i do i watch youtube videos and stuff and even got tips. From this band i like :-) he told me to keep working and how he sucked at 1st now hes amzing!!!!!!
#10
Quote by zhilla
The sound is going to be more down to what amp you are using than the guitar - plus you can't expect to sound as good people that are gigging when you're just starting out

But yes - better quality guitars are...well...better quality!
what i have for now is ok though right ? Like when i get better wayyyy better ill prob go buy something better
#11
Quote by zhilla
The sound is going to be more down to what amp you are using than the guitar - plus you can't expect to sound as good people that are gigging when you're just starting out

But yes - better quality guitars are...well...better quality!



Ummm, it's an acoustic.

It isn't the best guitar around but its fine to learn on. Tone comes with experience and developing the right technique. Your teacher should be able to help you improve tone by the way you hold the strings, angle of play, fingers or pick. Inb time you should be able to get a nice tone from it but it won't be exactly someone else's tone. It'll be yours. Then is the time to think about investing in something really good.
Meantime, have fun playing.
#12
Quote by zhilla
The sound is going to be more down to what amp you are using than the guitar

Not when the amp is switched off in the other room while you're playing acoustic.


To the thread starter:
PLEASE try to phrase things more carefully. Your profile says you're 19, but your writing says you're 9. If you write more clearly, you'll get better answers and readers will take you more seriously.

As for your question... Yes, price does make a substantial difference but there are always exceptions. If the planets align right, a $300 acoustic can outplay a $3000 acoustic. In fact, the guitar I play most is an imported Sigma from the late '80s which I got dirt cheap. It is a better guitar than many instruments ten times the price. I got lucky. There are gems out there, but in general, you get what you pay for.

So with that in mind, it is VERY unlikely that the guitar pack you posted will be worth your time. "Starter packs" in general are horribly made. Keep looking around and try to save more money.
Last edited by GC Shred Off at Jan 22, 2009,
#13
Quote by GC Shred Off
To the thread starter:
PLEASE try to phrase things more carefully. Your profile says you're 19, but your writing says you're 9. If you write more clearly, you'll get better answers and readers will take you more seriously.

This. Seriously.

I'm a really nice guy, but I actually considered banning you just because it seems more likely to me that you are a troll than it does that a 19 year-old could type that poorly. It'd be different if you were foreign, but I see that you are in New York. Just put forth a little effort. We try to maintain a fairly mature community in Acoustic & Classical. Frankly, if you weren't a girl, I can guarantee you that either no one would be answering your posts or people would be harassing you for your poor grammar.

No offense intended at all! This is totally for your own benefit!
#14
I'd learn up on the guitar you have before looking at another one. Find out stuff like how you can make the action better or setting the intonation. I don't know what kina pickups you have; but, determine if you prefer the sound of a single coil or a humbucker or both combined. By that time you'll have learned more chords and maybe some more scales and you will have a better idea of what it is you want in a guitar. Then you can buy a better guitar than the other guys.
Last edited by Adam Loeke at Jan 22, 2009,
#15
Quote by GC Shred Off
Not when the amp is switched off in the other room while you're playing acoustic.
Ok I'm a noob - I was too lazy to see what the guitar was
#16
Quote by jimtaka
This. Seriously.

I'm a really nice guy, but I actually considered banning you just because it seems more likely to me that you are a troll than it does that a 19 year-old could type that poorly. It'd be different if you were foreign, but I see that you are in New York. Just put forth a little effort. We try to maintain a fairly mature community in Acoustic & Classical. Frankly, if you weren't a girl, I can guarantee you that either no one would be answering your posts or people would be harassing you for your poor grammar.

No offense intended at all! This is totally for your own benefit!

Ok yall i
sorry about my spelling and all but no one has any idea how hard spelling and grammer is for me :-( all my life its been really harf for me evvn got kicked out of school all cuz of a few learnig disablitys that i didnt know i had so can you please just try to deal with it?

Also some r silly mistakes i make cuz i type wayyyy to fast and dont check wat i said so yeah sorry
#17
Quote by imetmiley618
Ok yall i
sorry about my spelling and all but no one has any idea how hard spelling and grammer is for me :-( all my life its been really harf for me evvn got kicked out of school all cuz of a few learnig disablitys that i didnt know i had so can you please just try to deal with it?

Also some r silly mistakes i make cuz i type wayyyy to fast and dont check wat i said so yeah sorry

All anyone is saying is that it makes answering your questions a little more difficult since ... well, we don't really know what you're asking.

Anyway, I'm assuming the topic is whether the cost of the guitar has anything to do with how "good" of a guitar it is. Measuring a guitar in terms of "good" and "bad" isn't the best way to go about it, but, for all intensive purposes, we'll use this system.

Yes. Generally speaking, the more expensive the guitar, the better it is. This is not always the case, and if you are buying a more expensive guitar, I would seriously recommend taking an experienced player with you.

Check one Internet White Knight point for me.
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#18
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All anyone is saying is that it makes answering your questions a little more difficult since ... well, we don't really know what you're asking.

Anyway, I'm assuming the topic is whether the cost of the guitar has anything to do with how "good" of a guitar it is. Measuring a guitar in terms of "good" and "bad" isn't the best way to go about it, but, for all intensive purposes, we'll use this system.

Yes. Generally speaking, the more expensive the guitar, the better it is. This is not always the case, and if you are buying a more expensive guitar, I would seriously recommend taking an experienced player with you.

Check one Internet White Knight point for me.
no i see were ur coming from though ill try my best cuz ur right my questions r always all over the place im sorry about that
#20
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Being relevant to the thread however, the price of the guitar does matter. Not as much the price as the quality though. Obviously a higher quality guitar will sound better, but even more important than the guitar is the player. A beginner can't sound better than a advanced player, even if he's playing on a Martin or Gibson or Taylor or whatever

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#22
Quote by Jiro from GLAY
A graph of cost (x axis) against quality (y axis) would look like this.



up to a certain point the quality of one guitar cannot be distinguised from another,

Again, you have to give that room to fluctuate. I played a Silver Creek guitar that put a Blue Ridge (about $700 more) to shame. Though, the point has been made; a better guitar does not make a better player.

Just concentrate on your playing. You'll know when you're ready for a step up.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#23
Since you said you had learning disabilities guitar might actually be good for you. Its hard to learn but in the process of learning to play guitar you will also be learning to intake different subjects and materials not just guitar. Anyways since your just beginning I wouldn't recommend buying anything more expensive cause maybe as the time goes you might get bored of it. I've been playing about 6 months and have a Yamaha Starter pack too which is only like 30 dollars more but with a Solid top, its a Yamaha FD01S. Anyways enjoy your guitar and enjoy playing.
#24
Since you said you had learning disabilities guitar might actually be good for you. Its hard to learn but in the process of learning to play guitar you will also be learning to intake different subjects and materials not just guitar. Anyways since your just beginning I wouldn't recommend buying anything more expensive cause maybe as the time goes you might get bored of it. I've been playing about 6 months and have a Yamaha Starter pack too which is only like 30 dollars more but with a Solid top, its a Yamaha FD01S. Anyways enjoy your gu:

thanks
i like my yamaha and my freind whos REALLY into guitar when he saw it he said it was a good guitar so at least i know i didnt get a cheap deal
#25
Yeah you definitely have a fine guitar for now! Those Yamaha start packs are pretty good guitars for the money!
#26
Quote by jimtaka
Yeah you definitely have a fine guitar for now! Those Yamaha start packs are pretty good guitars for the money!

Oh ok that maks me feel happy
#27
Quote by imetmiley618
Lol im a girl lol
And yes i do i watch youtube videos and stuff and even got tips. From this band i like :-) he told me to keep working and how he sucked at 1st now hes amzing!!!!!!


oops sorry haha