Any Picker's out there?

hi-temp hydro

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Not talkin bout noses or plundering thru junk to find collectable antiques either. I've always wanted to learn to play acoustic guitar, so I'm starting to look into a decent starter. I know there's.$99 brand new piles of crap out there in big box stores. Music City (Nashville) being so close selection is the best anyone could ask for. For those of you who play what's some pointers to look for in a beginer guitar that would be of help before I find myself in the middle of commission fed salesmen in guitar shops? Price range is under. $500. Thanks for any help.
 

Thad

WCR Sales & Founder PWRA
Find something with stable tuning, good intonation, and low enough action that you can fret notes and chords and still be in tune without killing your fingers while you're learning.
 

Trae R

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Still learning myself. My friend works at a music shop and he says yamaha makes a great guitar for the money.

Takamine is nice as well.
 

ABC

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Hands down, this Seagull Coastline is a great starter and pros guitar.
It's the "poor mans Martin".

Lean neck, bone pins and nut. Cherry wood build.
Built like a Martin, same wood, same appointments, looks and feel.
It's also about 4000.00 cheaper.

Side by side in sound, you would not be able to tell the Martin from the Seagull if you were blindfolded.

However, Hummingbird Epiphone is a solid and reliable full size dread in your price range. Also a very quality ax. Unless you want a Gibson for 3000.000 more dollars.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Seagull...readnought-Acoustic-Guitar-516923-i1391080.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Hummingbird-Acoustic-Guitar-518028-i1171404.gc
 

ABC

New member
Find something with stable tuning, good intonation, and low enough action that you can fret notes and chords and still be in tune without killing your fingers while you're learning.

You been holdin' out on me bro?:wave3:
 

Thad

WCR Sales & Founder PWRA
Still learning myself. My friend works at a music shop and he says yamaha makes a great guitar for the money.

Takamine is nice as well.

Yamaha is a great choice- $200 or less for a very playable guitar. It's not a professional instrument, but is good enough to start on. You might decide that's all you ever need.
 

hi-temp hydro

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I've been eyeballing the Fender DG-8s ($200) & Seagull S6 ($400) online, but my wife thinks she's gonna suprise me and get something "much" better with connections she has (I'll keep you posted if she gets me a Martin signed by Clapton or something like that).I'd really like to get one from a shop instead so that they'd be able to walk me thru any issues I may have.

What learn to play programs are good to look into?
 

Trae R

New member
I've been eyeballing the Fender DG-8s ($200) & Seagull S6 ($400) online, but my wife thinks she's gonna suprise me and get something "much" better with connections she has (I'll keep you posted if she gets me a Martin signed by Clapton or something like that).I'd really like to get one from a shop instead so that they'd be able to walk me thru any issues I may have.

What learn to play programs are good to look into?

There are some great teachers on youtube.
Two that I have learned a good bit from are:
Marty Schwartz http://www.youtube.com/user/guitarjamzdotcom
http://www.youtube.com/user/martyfs74

and Justin Sandercoe http://www.youtube.com/user/JustinSandercoe
They both have lessons starting you from the basics on to more advanced stuff.

Good luck man....
 

hi-temp hydro

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Got a Fender FA-130, acoustic electric with amp, wifey got it on recommendation from a local guitar shop. Cheap enough @ $200 that if I don't take to it I'm not out much. A fairly decent sound, although I've already changed out the strings, factory's sounded a little too rattley to me.

Already developed callouses on fingers 1 thru 3, so I'm good to go on a snow day like today, now just gotta get used to transitioning between chords.
 
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