#1
So, I've been getting very, very into touch style as of late, but the playability of that style on my Taylor just isn't really there. I know there must be specialty brands for such players out there, but I'm not too knowledgeable in the ways of acoustic manufacturers.

So, with a budget of $700 USD, which company/model do you think would be the most playable for touch style?
#2
i am not sure what you mean by "touch style". can you explain?
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#4
first i thought he meant tapping, then i thought maybe he meant finger style.
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#5
For tapping, ideally the guitar should be set up with the lowest possible action, which makes playing the instrument normally a bit problematic.
Stanley Jordan (who plays with both hands tapping much in the manner of a keyboard player) sets his guitars up so that they are nearly un-playable in a normal manner.
#6
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For tapping, ideally the guitar should be set up with the lowest possible action, which makes playing the instrument normally a bit problematic.
Stanley Jordan (who plays with both hands tapping much in the manner of a keyboard player) sets his guitars up so that they are nearly un-playable in a normal manner.


On the other hand, Michael Hedges played a beat up D-28 with a regular setup for tapping and all kinds of picking, though he used his own alternate tunings.
#7
That touch/tapping stuff is unbelievable. Of all the styles of guitar I've seen and played I find that to be among the most beautiful.
#8
my husband does a lot of tapping - he uses his regular guitars. we both use low action and extra light strings, which might help. i haven't noticed that any of his guitars are better or worse for tapping - he has all sorts of them and they all seem to work fine.
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#9
Jordan approaches the guitar like a keyboard...Not surprising since he started training as a keyboard artist.
Although he and other artists produce some remarkable results playing like this, to me it's not very....Guitar-y... If that makes sense.
You lose a lot of the dynamics of the styles that have been developed for the guitar.
That being said, Jordan's version of "Elanor Rigby" really knocked me out when I first heard it.