#1
Hi guys
I would really like your help, I have been playing guitar for a while, I started out buying a nylon strung classical guitar (I assume it is 1/2 size as it is slightly smaller than the 3/4.
I found this guitar to be really comfortable to play but as I improved I wanted to upgrade.
I bought a full size electro/acoustic (steel strung) guitar, I liked this one but it has never felt as comfortable, the fret board size was fine for me especially as I mix strumming and picking, but the body size was always uncomfortable, it was too large and felt like an effort to hold unlike the previous.

I decided to go to the guitar shop and played a few different brands, I found the apx500ii the most comfortable of all that I played, I mentioned to the store assistant that I would prefer a smaller bodied guitar, he explained that I would be disappointed as the sound wouldn't be as good as a larger bodied guitar.
I should mention that I had been to a couple of shops and none had electro/acoustic small bodied guitars.
They did however have guitars with slimmer bodies than my guitar, and these felt better whilst in the store.
I purchased the APX, and I am very happy with it, but after playing it at home I realise that I still want that same feel that I got when playing the smaller guitar.

So my questions are:

Do any of the guitar brands (on par with Yamaha) do a small bodied electro acoustic with the cutaway?
Or am I searching for something that doesn't exist
I have tried search engines but always seem to get the baby Taylor or the little Martin.
These seem great but they do not have the cutaway.
I have purchased the APX500ii but would considering selling it when I find this guitar ( that may not even exist )

Thank you to anyone who can help.
#2
This is probably better in the guitar thread. OT: I love Ovation guitars, two of my friends have them and I fell in love with them the first time I played them, The body isn't your standard acoustic/classical, it's curved on the back (Idk then technical term or how to describe it better)
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#3
you could always keep your fretboard and make your own body

as for an actual guitar that's got a smaller body, It's never something i've personally encountered or searched for so I'm afraid I'm at a lack of knowledge for you.


an easy fix would just be get a guitar strap, stand up while you play.

the guitars body size really shouldn't affect you much whilst standing
It's over simplified, So what!

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#5
Thanks for the replies, I play sat down 90% of the time, and I just feel the smaller body is more comfortable for me.
It is just a matter of preference really.

I will now attempt to move this to the correct place.

Thanks again guys
#6
Quote by Obsceneairwaves
you could always keep your fretboard and make your own body

as for an actual guitar that's got a smaller body, It's never something i've personally encountered or searched for so I'm afraid I'm at a lack of knowledge for you.


an easy fix would just be get a guitar strap, stand up while you play.

the guitars body size really shouldn't affect you much whilst standing


I appreciate what you have suggested, I would no where to start with making the body

I do have a strap and sometimes stand but I just find the smaller body better for me.

thanks for replying
#7
Quote by Enigmatic564
This is probably better in the guitar thread. OT: I love Ovation guitars, two of my friends have them and I fell in love with them the first time I played them, The body isn't your standard acoustic/classical, it's curved on the back (Idk then technical term or how to describe it better)


I will look that guitar up thank you for the suggestion

I have also moved it to the guitar thread now
#8
fender stratacoustics are pretty nice. idk if it's your style or what you're looking for exactly but they have smaller bodies and the cutaway (being strat-like and all). they might be worth checking out.
#9
Quote by sorryatbest
fender stratacoustics are pretty nice. idk if it's your style or what you're looking for exactly but they have smaller bodies and the cutaway (being strat-like and all). they might be worth checking out.


I am open to suggestions, so I will have a look at the fender that you mentioned.

Thank you