#1
My wife has never really been interested in guitar, dispite me suggesting she might give it a try. I've never pushed the issue, but this week she decided she wants to get a guitar and start to learn it. I'm all for it since we are usually so busy with the kids/work that we don't spend as much time together as either of us would like. So I wanna buy her a nice guitar. How about this Rogue Acoustic Guitar? Nice for beginner? Any other good advice?
By the way, we're living Dallas. The budget is around 200 bucks.
#3
Actually, I have that Rouge. It's very good for a beginner. A word of advice though, when it comes in, immediately get the action lowered. When I got mine, I could drive a truck under the 12th fret.
#4
Quote by nightwindelf88
I could drive a truck under the 12th fret.




I've played it also, dont own it, but it played pretty decently for the five minutes I messed around with it.
#5
I always tip my students to buy good not to expensive guitar right from the beginning. Good and easy to play guitar gives great motivation for beginners, though self-discipline and passion for the instrument are the most important things I can think of.
Anyway I would go for Yamaha an established well known guitar company with good relוable guarantee.
Check this two guitars. Both with great reviews. I usually recommend them to my students and all of them were very happy with the purchase.
Yamaha CGS103A 3/4 Size Classical Guitar
Yamaha FG700S Acoustic Guitar
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Last edited by guitaranica at Apr 6, 2011,
#6
I would never buy a guitar that didn't have a solid top.

Regardless of skill level, everyone deserves a guitar that's worth having, and the only guitars worth having are those with a solid top. Everything else should just be burned for the hunk of junk it is.
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#7
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Actually, I have that Rouge. It's very good for a beginner. A word of advice though, when it comes in, immediately get the action lowered. When I got mine, I could drive a truck under the 12th fret.

Thanks for your reminding.
#8
rogues aren't great guitars, but they two i bought had low action. the catch is that they also needed new tuners or they constantly unendingly go out of tune. i'd also suggest a yamaha fg700s, or if she'd like something smaller, a laguna ld1, which is a mini dread.

or you could go with one of these. they both have solid tops, and while washburn isn't my favorite brand, it's a personal preference, not a quality issue.

http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/Guitars/Acoustic-Guitars/6-String-Acoustic-Guitars/WD-5SB-Black-Knight-Series-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar-Black.site1sku430356000001000.sku

http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/Guitars/Acoustic-Guitars/6-String-Acoustic-Guitars/WD7SA-Solid-Sitka-Spruce-Top-Acoustic-Dreadnought-Guitar.site1prod430364.product

if you go with rogue, go with musician's friend - they're a very reputable dealer, and if you have any problem, they'll take care of you.
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I've played it also, dont own it, but it played pretty decently for the five minutes I messed around with it.


I'm not even kidding, either. The action at the 12th fret was 1/2" easily.
#11
Epiphone PR-150 with a setup would be around $200. I started on one and would reccomend it in a heartbeat!
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#13
er... what?

my husband and i both play - we've found that's a big plus, actually.

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#15
My advice would be for her to get a very nice Classical guitar. It might be a little hard for her to get used to her hands circling around the neck, if she indeed has small hands. But she might enjoy the less abrasive feeling of the Nylon strings as opposed to the Steel strings. Plus, there is less twang to said strings, so she might enjoy the pleasantness rings of them as well.

Also good to get a few learning books as when one masters those it makes them feel a lot better and gives them something to bank their future playing on.

Does she play any other instrument?
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