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Offline jules1972

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First acoustic
« on: January 12, 2019, 09:02:06 am »
Hey,

Unfortunately I'm repeating the same sort of question others have posted.

Been playing a couple of months (still suck pretty bad ). I'm using an old electric but wanting to move to an acoustic. Any suggestions for a first purchase. In in the UK and not rolling in money.

Thanks in advance for the advice

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Offline joueur de guitare

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Re: First acoustic
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 09:17:39 am »
Yamaha.

If you can spend around 200 quid, there are some decent models to choose from.

Any large music stores near you?
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Offline close2u

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Re: First acoustic
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 09:48:03 am »
We really do need an approximate figure for your total budget.
A rough location would be useful too.

Offline guitardan

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Re: First acoustic
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 10:12:10 am »
Hey,

Unfortunately I'm repeating the same sort of question others have posted.

Been playing a couple of months (still suck pretty bad ). I'm using an old electric but wanting to move to an acoustic. Any suggestions for a first purchase. In in the UK and not rolling in money.

Thanks in advance for the advice

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Hi Jules, I am a beginner too, and have both electric and  a electric accoustic guitars.
My electric accoustic is a ibanez tcy10e - bk
I love the size of this guitar and it's mellow sounds, it was under £200, from a local store, you could get it cheaper on line I guess, but I'd rather go to a local shop if possible, the guys in the store set the guitar up for me, and lowered the action. Although I changed the strings my self later for some elexir strings, I'm very pleased with it. You can get some decent guitars around £200.  Good luck!

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Re: First acoustic
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 10:33:52 am »
Hi,
I would share with you one consideration, that I hope can be helpful to you when choosing an acoustic guitar. In short: Size matters :) 
I remember last year a guy handed me a Taylor acoustic guitar and said try it, it is a great instrument. I returned it, because even though a well sounding instrument and I like it, I am too small for it, and I can't practice on it. It hurts my arms, my back, makes practice frustrating for me (while it is still perfect for someone else). On the other hand, the smaller Taylor Baby is physically comfortable for me and makes it possible for me to practice often, which in the end is the whole point. (for me)

All in all I'm trying to say - try to figure out from the start what shape and size acoustic guitar you're looking for. To avoid ending up with a great instrument at a great price, but that you eventually don't practice on.

Offline RCurtis

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Re: First acoustic
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 05:10:37 pm »
I am also a beginner and got a Yamaha FG800 series. USD was just under $200 - not sure in UK what they go for. I am finding it to be very playable, stays in tune, was set up well so good intonation and action. They also have similar levels in smaller guitars if you want that - the FG is a dreadnought.

 

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