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GuitarBizarre 02-08-2011 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by CGio (Post 1000527)
Yeah hardships put to a minimum would be nice.

He means higher up the neck, btw. As a general rule that won't be an issue for a beginner unless you intend on learning songs with particularly high passages.

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Geetarguy 02-09-2011 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by GuitarBizarre (Post 1000533)
He means higher up the neck, btw. As a general rule that won't be an issue for a beginner unless you intend on learning songs with particularly high passages.

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Exactly. I mean you should get it so you would not need to buy another guitar for quite some time. You'd get alot more play out of it if you want to learn any solos off the bat..
I have quite a few friends who did that. Its just IMO.

rnrloser_IX 02-10-2011 07:38 PM

Another acoustic for the 300-400 range are Corts. I've had one for about three years and I love the warm, full tone.

CGio 02-10-2011 09:35 PM

I don't have big hands so something with a thinner neck?? would be good too.

Geetarguy 02-11-2011 10:42 AM

If I remember correctly, Ovation's have pretty thin necks. around 300 dollars for one, or an Applause Ovation for even less. They are real cool looking too!

Also your hands will stretch.. One of my favorite guitarists is Tim Reynolds, and he seriously has the hands of a child :P

GuitarBizarre 02-11-2011 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Geetarguy (Post 1002005)
If I remember correctly, Ovation's have pretty thin necks. around 300 dollars for one, or an Applause Ovation for even less. They are real cool looking too!

Also your hands will stretch.. One of my favorite guitarists is Tim Reynolds, and he seriously has the hands of a child :P

Unfortunately, I'e never played an ovation that didn't sound terrible. Even the nice ones.

Geetarguy 02-11-2011 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by GuitarBizarre (Post 1002007)
Unfortunately, I'e never played an ovation that didn't sound terrible. Even the nice ones.

I've played a couple really nice ones. TBH thought they may have been Aadamus Ovations from the 70s. I cannot remember, wish i could

GuitarBizarre 02-11-2011 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Geetarguy (Post 1002062)
I've played a couple really nice ones. TBH thought they may have been Aadamus Ovations from the 70s. I cannot remember, wish i could

The way they play is fine. the sound, rather less so.

[Royal Tenenbaum] 02-13-2011 06:19 PM

Taylor Big Baby is nice, but it's $450 :usehead:

Flume 02-14-2011 11:14 AM

I got a Yamaha FG730 - It's my first steel stringed guitar, and I'm really happy with it. The Neck isn't too thick or wide, so it's quite easy to finger it. I can't remember the exact price but I think it's around 300$ (don't take my word for it though, I don't live in the US.) The biggest tip anyone can give you though is - make sure you play the guitar before you get it, even though you may not know a lot about guitars you'll know if you like the feel of it. Pick out a few models that seem like valid options, and go to your local store and browse around and also ask for their opinion.

Good luck and hang in there in the start - it gets better ;).


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