#1
There's a guitar I saw on guitar center for 100 bucks with great reviews. I play electric and steel string, and I want to get into classical. The Lucero Lc100 seems pretty cool. It seems to be the acoustic version of the lc200. if you're going to sit here and say, "ITS A HUNDRED BUCKS ITS A HUNDRED BUCKS IT CANT BE GOOD!" then go away douchebag. I want a "review".
#3
Quote by confusius
Laminate top.


It can't be good. Yamaha c-40 would be a better choice.

+1

Listen to this man.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#4
If you can help it, don't go laminate.

Don't let your fingers be fooled by the feel of those classical strings - even a cheap school guitar with nylon strings can seem to sound great for a change from steel strings. But its merely an acoustic mirage!

But then again, if you're only going to pick it up every now and then, don't splash too much cash on a dust accumulator...
#5
well, you see, i have a steel string and an electric. i want to get into classical so i can transcribe stuff like the beatles into kickass arrangements. i also kinda like classical music. I want to learn everything i can about eadgbe tuned stringed instruments (rofl). i saw the c-40 in the magazine for musicians friend but i cant seem to find it on the site. i am leaning towards it if i can actually find the damn thing.
#6
nvm i found it. but theres also that cg10232035cjacsl;kjf???? guitar that looks like the same thing only without the pack. apparently the neck is wide...but aren't all classical guitars' necks wide? also, is there a reason its 10 dollars more and not in a pack?
#9
I have a yamaha c-40. It's got a decent tone for a cheap classical, no need to fork down 100s if you only want to play a classical song once in a while. Got mine for 99 euro (130 dollar) but you can probably get it cheaper in the states.
Getting quite tired of people saying laminate is total trash. Yes, real wood is slightly better, but laminate is easy to care for, and a good sounding guitar is a good sounding guitar, regardless of the material.
#10
Quote by ballroomofmars
this one is for people just starting. im already skilled at guitar.

I'm sure you are, but there's a world of difference between modern guitar and classical guitar technique. You have to remember that you might not enjoy classical guitar. Don't invest a lot of money in something you don't know for certain. Besides, you're not performing for Juilliard or something.

Get the C-40.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#11
when i say im good at guitar i dont mean i can play power chords and palm mute. i've done classical stuff on steel strings. its not fun. its awkward. i want a classical thats nice. i dont need a package (as far as i think) if i can get a nicer guitar in general for a bit better.
#12
Quote by ballroomofmars
when i say im good at guitar i dont mean i can play power chords and palm mute. i've done classical stuff on steel strings. its not fun. its awkward. i want a classical thats nice. i dont need a package (as far as i think) if i can get a nicer guitar in general for a bit better.

That's nice, I'm glad that you can fingerpick. Wonderful for you. Again, you haven't played a full classical piece. Much less on a classical guitar. You might think it's great for ten minutes, and decide you don't want to do it. Do not pay a lot of money for something you don't need, yet. If you turn out to be some great classical player, feel free to dump a truck of money on any guitar you want. As of yet, this appears to be your best option.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#13
ok, i just wanted to make sure you didnt think i was some stupid noob. thx 4 teh advice. i think im going to try it out at guitar center before i buy it and see if i can get some money off. or freebies. although i cant really think of any freebies for it...maybe a classical book or something idk.
#15
Just so you know, classical guitars have much larger fretboards and string spacing. Playing "classical" songs on an acoustic isnt the same as being a classical (solo) guitarist. There are many small things like posture and hand position that are important. Wheres dreadnaught when you need him?
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#16
i know posture. i have no problem with barre chords. i'll also be getting lessons on it from a guy whos awesome at it. if you're going to be a dick about posture, i know you put your thumb parallel to the frets behind the fret board on the left hand and your hands at a 90 degree angle with the strings on the right side
#17
I've always been a great fan of the Yamaha CG-110.

In general, I think Yamaha is your best bet...
When we are touched by a song, it is because the artist cannot hide himself. ~Leonard Cohen
#18
Quote by ballroomofmars
i know posture. i have no problem with barre chords. i'll also be getting lessons on it from a guy whos awesome at it. if you're going to be a dick about posture, i know you put your thumb parallel to the frets behind the fret board on the left hand and your hands at a 90 degree angle with the strings on the right side


Argh, your attitude annoys me.


Stop acting like you know everything. You don't. You're going to have a crap load of work to do whenever you start with a new instrument.

Barre chords are a must playing any guitar at all, not only a classical guitar requisite. As for your left hand, it sounds right but your right hand is wrong. You DO NOT, put your hand hanging like that, at a 90 degree angle. Your hand must be in line with your arm which must be at around plus minus 45 50 degrees on the side of the guitar.

What you're suggesting is frowned upon technique and even though you may see lots of famous guitarists using it, the technique that's taught as a standard school and what you will learn about is that. I like to follow Russell's technique. His is fairly good. Marco Tamayo has also very nice technique. Check them out. I recommend you start listening more to people TS and picking up every kind of advice you can get rather than trying to sound like you know it all.


Dreadnought isn't the only classical guitarist on the forums, there are many of us! Only less prominent and less frequent.
#19
Quote by confusius



Dreadnought isn't the only classical guitarist on the forums, there are many of us! Only less prominent and less frequent.



Its hard to distinguish people who actually know what they are talking about around here!
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#21
Yamaha CG110, not CG101.

It's an excellent classical guitar.
When we are touched by a song, it is because the artist cannot hide himself. ~Leonard Cohen