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Old 04-26-2012, 06:35 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Try looking for a Lucero LC100S Solid-Top Classical Acoustic Guitar on musiciansfriend

Thats what a friend of mine has. He says its not the best, but its pretty good for the price.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #102 (permalink)
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So I've decided to start looking for another new guitar. I currently have a Gretsch CVT that I love, but its so light the guitar shakes when I use the bigsby. I've been looking at these three.

Epiphone G-1275 Double-Neck Custom Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry | Musician's Friend For no reason other than its really cool and could make for some cool riffs and the like.

Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster Electric Guitar | Musician's Friend

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Gretsch Guitars G5445T Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby Electric Guitar | Musician's Friend

I don't really know what I want. I just want something new lol. I have a price limit of about $1500
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:44 PM   #103 (permalink)
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If you are spending 1500 and you have to ask opinions on what you should get then you are spending to much.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:54 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Agreed. It'll be wasted on you.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:06 AM   #105 (permalink)
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If you have 1500 to blow on a guitar, then you should go to a guitar store. It sounds like you could by almost anything in there and while you're they're, just walk by all the guitars you like, and play the open notes without plugging it in. That will give you a gauge on the natural sounds of the tone wood. If you like the way it sounds, just start playing with it until you find the perfect feel. If you find that, worst case the pickups don't produce the right sound and if you're willing to throw down 15 hundred on an internet guitar, then you shouldn't have a problem picking out new pickups and having them installed. Hell, I did that with a $250 dollar epiphone SG and it really sounds quite good. Do it with a guitar with good tone woods, then you can create a unique beast.

Also, I see you like Bigsby. Just take your new guitar, figure out which model is appropriate and install it. Again, thats on my Epi and I love it. Honestly, if you just shop for tone and feel instead of the whole package, I find that you can get a fine guitar that is totally unique in many respects and also a bit cheaper than going brand name, especially with Gibson/Fenders (so expensive!).
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:34 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Epiphone G-1275 Double-Neck Custom Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry | Musician's Friend For no reason other than its really cool and could make for some cool riffs and the like.

I don't really know what I want. I just want something new lol. I have a price limit of about $1500
How is it that you have a budget that large but an apparent knowledge so small? I don't mean that to be rude but it's like the others have said, if you're at that level then you shouldn't need to be soliciting advice from strangers or the advice you ask for should be significantly more focused (tone woods / custom necks / etc.). Is this like big birthday money or something?

Also, do you have any idea how heavy (physically) a double neck LP style guitar is? I seem to recall Jimmy Page requiring surgery to re-balance his shoulders later in life due to his choice of guitars.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:49 AM   #107 (permalink)
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Yeah. Doubleneck instruments are for people who NEED both sounds, onstage, without switching guitars. There's no reason to ever own a Doubleneck if you don't gig with it, and even if you do gig with it the only justification for having one is to play twelve and six string parts within one song.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:42 AM   #108 (permalink)
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Okay, I'll just use this thread. Anyone know if I can get a decent classical guitar for under $200? Willing to stretch my budget to $250, but that's it due to sales tax on top of it. I'm taking a summer class at school called "Introduction to Classical Guitar Technique" that starts in July, and I need a nylon string classical guitar for the course. I have 7 other guitars at my house but they are all steel string (and 5 are electric).

So yeah, I just need something basic. Nylon string classical guitar, good quality, preferably under $200. I've looked on the Internet and in stores, but all the guitars that are in my price range are the kid size ones (like 1/2 or 3/4 size), and I need a full size guitar.

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Edit: I'm also okay with ordering from the US as long as it comes within my budget.
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Ibanez G100 Classical Guitar [35747] : Steve's Music Store, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, Recording, PA, etc...

Found and tried this guitar out at the store. It's an Ibanez and costs only $189.95. It sounds really good, and I just love the feeling of nylon strings. I think I will like classical guitar! The neck does not taper like the neck on an electric or acoustic guitar, the strings are so much easier on the fingers, the body of the guitar is much smaller and lighter, and the action is lower.

I think I'm going to buy this guitar!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:03 PM   #109 (permalink)
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So my girlfriend ended up getting me an epiphone dot. It's a natural wood color with a gloss on top. It's really nice, plays really smooth. I now can clearly see the difference between a solid body and hollow body. Its seems obvious and self-explanatory, but until you've really played both, it's hard to know exactly how different they're going to sound.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:13 PM   #110 (permalink)
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Ibanez G100 Classical Guitar [35747] : Steve's Music Store, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, Recording, PA, etc...

Found and tried this guitar out at the store. It's an Ibanez and costs only $189.95. It sounds really good, and I just love the feeling of nylon strings. I think I will like classical guitar! The neck does not taper like the neck on an electric or acoustic guitar, the strings are so much easier on the fingers, the body of the guitar is much smaller and lighter, and the action is lower.

I think I'm going to buy this guitar!!
I was under the impression you already played classical guitar? I never got the hang of nylon strings, They never seemed to stay in tune, bugged me to no end.
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