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Old 04-27-2012, 12:45 PM   #111 (permalink)
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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.
No. I do play guitar, but not classical (for now). I know some fingerpicking techniques for scales, but that's as much knowledge as I have about classical guitar style. I have plenty of friends who play classical guitar though, and I do know that if the strings are not tied tight enough around the bridge (nylon strings are tied on and don't use pins or have beads), then the knots will slip and the string will go flat. I know that much
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:26 AM   #112 (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.
Nice. So now you should be able to fully grasp my comment about pickup truck vs. convertible

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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!!
Totally do it up. That looks like a great deal, the only downside I remember hearing about classical guitars (my old man went on a decade long kick for them in the late 90s) is the strings 'die' fast. You'll want to get some sort of sweat rag to wipe down the strings after every time you play to get the most out of them, and still they won't sound very bright after a few weeks, maybe a month tops.

And yeah, the lower action and feel was awesome, totally one handing old Metallica leads on those things was ridiculous hahahahaha
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:45 PM   #113 (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!).
I would, but I live a bit far from a decent guitar shop. And I know what I like, its just I haven't played anything other than my guitars. I don't know what to expect out of what I'm buying. That's what I'm really asking. Of those guitars, what kind of sound would I get? I should have been more specific. (And that double neck was just a random throw in I was slightly curious about.)
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