Thanks!How's your guitar working for you?
It came out great..I tested it.. And just as I expected one of its string broke the day I bought it.. My mistake I replaced with the spare that came along..Guitar is not a one time buy.. KEY with guitar is divide your funds 50-50Use 50% for guitar..And 50%for repair and maintenance so you don't get stuck with a broken guitar and fail to practice..
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Okay thanks. 😂
ofcourse i read the word pick and assumed you meant the style of playing but now i wonder if you actually meant you wanted help to choose a guitar, in which case they will give you all the advice you need instore
Yes I mean as choose the guitar. 😂I always have a feeling they'll want to trick me in the store and try to force something uber expensive on me.
that would be true if you were in a run of the mill electronics store but small musical instrument stores tend to be run y genuine enthusiasts plus you can always tell them you have a firm budget and won't go over it before they try to sell
What do you think would be a decent, not too over the top, budget for a guitar?
i have no idea what cocts of guitars are in chile but dont go too cheap. if you buy something mid range it will sound and feel good and if you wish to sell it at any point it would hold its value better than something that is little more than a toy... again this is probably an easier decision to make face to face instore
I'm not really from Chile, but I'm sure the advice applies for my country as well. Thanks! 😊
yeah i can only base it on my own experience here in the uk but i definitely think you get better advice instore where ever you live plus you can actually get to try it before you buy it unlike online sales
I was actually thinking of getting a secomd hand one as my first guitar, as they are cheaper and who knows how serious I'll be with it, ao that's why I wasn't really focised on stores.But yes, I could still ask for advice in the store and then maybe try to find the same model but used already.
many music stores sell second hand stuff and i would suggest that you go second hand too... i was the same when me and a few friends were getting a band together many moons ago... i think the only new stuff we had was strings and drum sticks
Yes from what ai googled already that seems to be the truth. Thanks! 😊
If you live in Europe, I recommend you get the highest quality you can afford from Thomann's own brand Harley Benton and I think Yamaha also makes great beginner guitars.
What is a decent price range in your opinion?
I recommend staying above €125-150 at least. Mine had so many problems because we didn't spend more than 70 bucks on it. Acoustics in general are already a bit less beginner friendly than electrics, so I think it's important to at least the highest quality you can afford. A friend of mine got this Squier starter pack a year ago and it's holding up pretty well actually. It plays fine and the sound is also not bad. It comes with picks, a bag, a cable and a tuner. m.thomann.de/.../..._squier_sa_105ce_na_bundle.htm
Thanks for the tips! 😊 Really helpful.
No problem, anytime. 👌
Nope, I've played piano before. At least I can read notes. 😅
I would go for acoustic...I've never actually played anything. 😅 Not on guitar at least.
I think that's a good call. Acoustics are more versatile and portable.My only suggestions would be to go with a short scale (like 25" or less) because they are a little easier to play, and something a little smaller than a dreadnought, like maybe a 000 size, because they are more comfortable for learning and you don't need the volume and power that a dreadnought provides, at least not yet. Maybe if you get good and start performing later...And get something middle of the road as far as cost/quality... not too cheap, because they are garbage, and not too expensive, because you're a beginner and you don't know yet how serious you're going to be about guitar.Best thing you can do is go to a good guitar shop and talk to someone there.Good luck Ms Rigby.
What does short scale mean? I'd be really grateful if you had some actual models in mind. 🙃
The standard scale is what the Martin guitar company popularized years ago, and that is roughly 25.4 inches. That means the strings are roughly that long, give or take slight variances by string for compensation and intonation. Shorter scale guitars tend to be slightly less loud but easier to play. The Martin short scale is 24.9 inches. But there are a lot of guitars with even shorter scales.I'm not going to be much help with actual models because I build my own guitars, and the models I'm familiar with are higher end models that will probably be more expensive than you are looking for.One of my favorites is the Martin 000-18. It has a shorter scale and is one step smaller than a dreadnought. But you'll pay around $2K for it.What country do you live in?
I'm in Central Europe.
Ah, OK. I'm in the US so my frame of reference for brands and models will be very difference. Sorry I can't be more help.By the way, as far as scale, the reason a longer scale is harder to play is because the longer the string is, the more it has to be stretched to achieve the same note. And the more tension there is, the harder it is on your fingers to press the string down over the frets. I hope that makes sense.
Makes a lot of sense. 😊