#1
Im having a hell of a time finding a good holding position with my acoustic, i think cus its so big i cant really see where my fingers are. But im assuming its easier with an electric since their smaller you can kinda tilt them back to see the strings better?
#2
hmm, never thought of that. Yes, they are definitely thinner. You should have an easier time, but I dont know how significant it would be. Also, guitars neck width can vary, and if you are playing a classical guitar, they are quite wide.
#4
Electrics are alot easier to play. Guitars like strats are pretty thin, but still, guitars like Les Pauls are still pretty thick.
#5
Quote by 5150EVH1984
Electrics are alot easier to play. Guitars like strats are pretty thin, but still, guitars like Les Pauls are still pretty thick.


Not really. The difference in thickness with a strat and a Les Paul are very minor. But point is, an electric guitar is MUCH easier to play than an acoustic. I don't think that's just my opinion either. Not only is it thinner, the action is usually lower and your hammer-on/pull-offs are much more pronounced.
#6
Don't worry mate you are not alone. I also have trouble moving from electric, to acoustic. Especially from My BC Rich to a hard top. I find it's the thickness and my arm length. I am only 14 so that makes it a little harder i think. The thickness, along with sometimes glossy side also slips from my leg sometimes. I suggest you get yourself a strap and play the good 'ol fashioned, rocking, awesome standing position

With the fact of being easier to play - I say Definitely. Yeh, agreeing with your statement, viewing the frets. I think this makes a massive difference because that way you can see easier for harmonics, how close to the fret your fingers are, and also chord shaping. Don't you find that chords are much harder when you can't see which string your 4th is on etc.

Also to the guy who has the Les Paul. Gibson are shit i think. Over rated totally. The best distorted sound you get is from a pedal. But for Led Zep i guess is good, but anything else, pfft. Over a grand for them is bull. I have a BC Masterpiece Bich and it will blow any song away because it is metal, and distortion can go as low as acoustic so... got the lot
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Gibson are shit i think.


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I have a BC Masterpiece Bich



Oh the irony!!
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I have a BC Masterpiece Bich and it will blow any song away because it is metal, and distortion can go as low as acoustic so... got the lot

what the hell does this mean?
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Also to the guy who has the Les Paul. Gibson are shit i think. Over rated totally. The best distorted sound you get is from a pedal. But for Led Zep i guess is good, but anything else, pfft. Over a grand for them is bull. I have a BC Masterpiece Bich and it will blow any song away because it is metal, and distortion can go as low as acoustic so... got the lot


You think Gibsons are shit for metal?

Listen to Entombed, Dismember, Grave and At The Gates.
#10
love how people flame somebodys threads and imo guitars are personal opinions just about any guitar can be metal with the right setup lol and back to topic just raise ur right leg if it the leg you rest your guitar on
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#11
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Im having a hell of a time finding a good holding position with my acoustic, i think cus its so big i cant really see where my fingers are. But im assuming its easier with an electric since their smaller you can kinda tilt them back to see the strings better?
I've gone from acoustic to electric, and the main difference for me is weight. The electric is heavier, and since I'm new to it, I'm still working out the right comfortable positions for me to practice with it. My acoustic, even though it's much larger, seems so much easier to "relax with" on my couch. But as others have said: the electric is far easier to play (action is much lower, etc.).
#12
they're a lot less...huge. which makes it easier to hold an electric for me.
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what the hell does this mean?

Agreed. As low as acoustic? Your guitar is metal? Well good for you. Mine's wood y'know
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