georgeazguitar
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Summer is coming so Im going to take some classes for Folk/Bluegrass and Classical guitar. I don't want to have to buy 2 guitars so would a classical guitar sound good even playing folk/bluegrass fingerstyle picking?
Lauke_101
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I'm pretty sure it will, but it'll probably depend on the classical guitar as well. One with a spruce top will probably do it a tad better than one with a cedar top, because spruce has more treble and bass response and cedar more midrange.
Fingerstyle picking will be a bit harder on a classical guitar though because of the thicker and wider neck and the nylon strings.
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georgeazguitar
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#3
Ew, alright. Thanks. Does anyone have any advice on whats guitars are good for folk and bluegrass fingerstyle?
LonelyHashBrown
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#4
ahhh, i'd suggest some concert or auditorium body Guilds or alvarezs. there pretty much badass
rock_and_blues
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I dont know of many bluegrass guys who fingerpick....most of them that i know use a flatpick.

Folk on the other hand is predominately fingerpicked.
georgeazguitar
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Quote by rock_and_blues
I dont know of many bluegrass guys who fingerpick....most of them that i know use a flatpick.

Folk on the other hand is predominately fingerpicked.


I guess your right, I never listened nor played bluegrass. Im just taking the class this summer so I can check out different genres. I think im going to drop the bluegrass class anywas. Would a guild be good for all out fingerpicking?
roamingbard13
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#7
I think your best bet in this situation is to get a smaller body sized (OM or Concert) steel stringed guitar. This would be the best of both worlds. For about $600, you can get an excellent Breedlove concert-sized guitar that would be very good for fingerpicking.

Good for $500
http://www.music123.com/Breedlove-AC200-SM-----Acoustic-Guitar-i405077.music
Best choice for the money:
http://www.music123.com/Breedlove-AC250-CR-----Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-i405612.music

That guitar has the cedar and rosewood combo that is typical in classical guitars. The steel strings make it very versatile

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LonelyHashBrown
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Quote by georgeazguitar
I guess your right, I never listened nor played bluegrass. Im just taking the class this summer so I can check out different genres. I think im going to drop the bluegrass class anywas. Would a guild be good for all out fingerpicking?



Yeah, a OM or concert body guild would be great for fingerpicking