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Learners guitar

GUEST 26 Nov 11 - 04:36 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 26 Nov 11 - 04:42 PM
Richard Bridge 26 Nov 11 - 08:28 PM
GUEST,deepdoc1 26 Nov 11 - 08:43 PM
GUEST 26 Nov 11 - 11:25 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 26 Nov 11 - 11:38 PM
GUEST,Ralphie 27 Nov 11 - 08:06 AM
Silas 27 Nov 11 - 08:20 AM
alex s 27 Nov 11 - 09:15 AM
The Sandman 27 Nov 11 - 09:22 AM
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Subject: Learners guitar
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 04:36 PM

I want to buy my daughter a good learners guitar. She's currently using my old, great Guild dreadnaught, but it's pretty big for her, and I want it back. Any suggestions for a lower-end, not too big guitar suitable for a beginner, with OK sound and playability? Thanks in advance.


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Subject: RE: Learners guitar
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 04:42 PM

It is a problem. How old is your daughter?
I think/know that steel string acoustic guitars can be monsters to play when starting out.
I think starting on a nylon string guitars ia a good option and - generally - it's easier to press the strings down - but the width of the neck can cause problems for beginners.


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Subject: RE: Learners guitar
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 08:28 PM

Start on a nylon and the transfer to a steel strung is a future barrier.

Get anything that sounds good and take it to a decent fettler who will make it play OK.

Sound.


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Subject: RE: Learners guitar
From: GUEST,deepdoc1
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 08:43 PM

Baby Taylor. Not too much money, good sound, light strings, good action. Martin has the LX1 in similar price and sound. These aren't strictly beginners, as you can keep them around for years.


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Subject: RE: Learners guitar
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 11:25 PM

Thanks for the replies. She's an adult, but her teacher says the dread is a little big for her. I've heard good things about the baby tailor, but want her to have something that she can grow with. Sounds like it's worth a look. I've also heard good things about the Seagulls, but the last time I bought a guitar was in the 1970s, and a lot has changed since then!


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Subject: RE: Learners guitar
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 11:38 PM

last time you bought a guitar was in the 70s..

worlds changed a lot for the better since then..


These days if it says "made in China" = best made guitar value for money ever !!!

don't be dissuaded by the ingrained prejudice of protectionist xenophobic guitar snob a-holes..

It's almost impossible to buy a sh1t bad beginners guitar these days..

and if you are concerned about far east imports..


ok.. Canadian made Art & Lutherie Guitars are superb value for money beginners instruments.


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Subject: RE: Learners guitar
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 08:06 AM

I would also highly commend a Baby Taylor. Had one a few years ago....Lovely instrument, plays and sounds amazing. Eventually sold it to a friend as a gift for his 12 year old daughter. And unlike cheaper instruments, the "Taylor" name will mean that it will almost certainly maintain it's value. (She's loving it BTW!)


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Subject: RE: Learners guitar
From: Silas
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 08:20 AM

I have not been too impressed with the Baby Taylor. However, I would suggest a 12 fret - I recently got my hands on a Recording King parlour guitar lovley to play and sounds amazing.


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Subject: RE: Learners guitar
From: alex s
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 09:15 AM

Faith parlor is worth a look


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Subject: RE: Learners guitar
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 09:22 AM

Corts[even cheapest models] generally have good actions, having a good action is paramount to encouraging a child to progress


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