Author Topic: Is this the ideal beginner guitar?  (Read 2426 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Gwenver

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 5
  • Good Vibes 0
Is this the ideal beginner guitar?
« on: January 08, 2016, 03:15:34 pm »
I came across this on YouTube and thought it would make an ideal guitar for my daughter who is dyspraxic, and as such has weak/poor finger control, it might also might make an option for anyone who wants a really quick start to playing accompaniment for singing , I have set the tuning to open D ( there should be a link here but I'm not allowed to post it , but if you put bowl backed guitar gear for music you should find the video) it's a hybrid electro acoustic with nylon strings.

Offline stitch101

  • Stadium Superstar
  • ******
  • Posts: 4866
  • Good Vibes 173
Re: Is this the ideal beginner guitar?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2016, 05:02:23 pm »
You can post links now that you have 5 posts.
Is this the video?




Open tunings are great for people with hand strength problems it defiantly will help with
her playing.

Joni Mitchell had polio as a child which affected her hand strength so she plays in open tuning
a lot. 

Offline Dr Winterbourne

  • Stadium Superstar
  • ******
  • Posts: 1100
  • Good Vibes 57
Re: Is this the ideal beginner guitar?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2016, 06:14:39 pm »
I've found round-backed guitars really hard to play - they kind of slide forward on my lap when I'm sitting down, so the fretboard ends up facing the sky,
Squier Custom II Telecaster, Fender Bass breaker 18/30, Yerasov GTA 15, Big Muff, Tubescreamer, Vox Wah,, Belcat Analog Delay, Phase 90,, Splash MkIII, Electric Mistress, Trelicoptor

Offline close2u

  • Administrator
  • All Time Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 11339
  • Good Vibes 435
  • Teesside, North East England.
Re: Is this the ideal beginner guitar?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2016, 06:28:37 pm »
No.
It will be cheap and nasty and the bowl back is awkward.

Offline stitch101

  • Stadium Superstar
  • ******
  • Posts: 4866
  • Good Vibes 173
Re: Is this the ideal beginner guitar?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2016, 06:30:20 pm »
I've owned an Ovation for almost 40 years and never had a problem with the round back.

If this guitar is anything like an Ovation it will have a very thin neck which will also help with
the lack of hand strength.

Offline close2u

  • Administrator
  • All Time Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 11339
  • Good Vibes 435
  • Teesside, North East England.
Re: Is this the ideal beginner guitar?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2016, 08:15:39 pm »
stitch
If it is a Gear4music own brand, it will be nothing like an Ovation

Offline stitch101

  • Stadium Superstar
  • ******
  • Posts: 4866
  • Good Vibes 173
Re: Is this the ideal beginner guitar?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2016, 10:03:37 pm »
stitch
If it is a Gear4music own brand, it will be nothing like an Ovation

Didn't realize  G4M had their own brand.

Offline close2u

  • Administrator
  • All Time Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 11339
  • Good Vibes 435
  • Teesside, North East England.

 

Get The Forum As A Mobile App