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Old 05-27-2005, 09:01 AM   #61
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Can all you guitar experts please give me some advice. I would like to start playing again (did a little in the past) and need to get an acoustic guitar (it would help).

Can anyone recommend a suitable make and should I go for a new one or try and pick up a second hand one. What are the things I should look out for to give me some idea whether it is good or not. I don't want to spend a fortune at this early stage....say around £100 for a second hand one. Any advise or comments would be very gratefully received.
You should be able to pick up a decent new model within your budget of £100, just make sure that the neck is straight and that it is set up properly, action, intonation etc.

You never really know what you're getting second hand, so I'd personally go with a washburn or yamaha, something like that! I know it's not what you'd like but we all go through that! I've been playing about 20 years now and only recently did I buy my S+P 6. Also, I'd stay away from bowlbacks too, they can be a little awkward to sit and learn with, a bit slippy.

Buy what feels comfortable, and don't be swayed on getting something cos' it looks like the guitar you'd eventually like to end up with, cos' they generally don't play anything like. Make sure your fingers and your ears are happy, nothing else!!

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Old 05-27-2005, 11:11 AM   #62
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Thanks very much - that's really useful advise. Will go hunting now with a bit more of an idea.

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Old 05-27-2005, 08:06 PM   #63
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I play a Ventura V-14 acoustic. I really like the sound that I get out of it.
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Old 06-01-2005, 10:22 PM   #64
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Thats My Spanish Accoustic!!

My Bass

My Baby!!

If any one can help me on what model this is?? Its a Epiphone i know that, form about the Fifties?? or maybe early sixities??

Strat

Also can anyone help with this??? Its a Hofner, again from the same time as the epiphone!!

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Old 06-02-2005, 08:53 AM   #65
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Ihave a folk Cort Earth 100 : not a very good guitar, but I'm satisfied of it (cuz I'm not a very good guitarist )
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And I als have an electric guitar : Yamaha Pacifica 112
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Old 06-02-2005, 03:36 PM   #66
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Ihave a folk Cort Earth 100 : not a very good guitar, but I'm satisfied of it (cuz I'm not a very good guitarist )
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And I als have an electric guitar : Yamaha Pacifica 112
I used to have that Yamaha, i still do , ive stripped it though and modifying it!!
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Old 06-08-2005, 11:06 AM   #67
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Well, I don't have one at the moment, but as of tonight....I'm going guitar shopping for my birthday! (Wooo!) Don't have a clue what model or make I'm going to get, everyone's said I should just go and play as many as I can and pick the one I feel most comfortable with. I'll keep you all updated!
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Old 06-08-2005, 06:18 PM   #68
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thats what i did... the first guitar that caught my eye i played and fell in love... played hundreds after and in the end i settled for the first one
cost me alot but the best investment ive made...

it sleeps with me at night
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Old 06-22-2005, 12:45 AM   #69
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ow ow!!! martin J15. gonna put some electronics as soon as i can!

she's a keeper
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Old 06-22-2005, 02:00 AM   #70
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oooooh pretty!
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:57 PM   #71
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i have bought this one recently...love it
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Old 07-25-2005, 12:17 PM   #72
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ahem... you mean you're a little bit ahead of me age wise right mr. reyvee61...?

c'mon rey post one of those vintage shots from the toxic years
I've been gone too long haven't I...and I've forgotten my friends at the Gloo....

Ouch!
Well here's me guitar: Martin MC16GTE


And here is something to laugh at:
But that was my favorite bass a Carvin LB50!


That's me back in the eighties!

You're right, I am ahead of you!
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Old 07-25-2005, 12:27 PM   #73
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love the hair rey
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Old 07-25-2005, 12:29 PM   #74
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love the hair rey
Pretty bad huh!
Well so goes the fab 70's! ha ha......
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Old 07-29-2005, 04:05 AM   #75
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Pretty bad huh!
Well so goes the fab 70's! ha ha......
that was a very normal hairstyle for the time! and everyone owned a pair of parachute pants too...
well no i didn't *whistles innocently*

yay rey's back good to see ya around these parts mr. v

btw nice bass and the martin she's a beauty

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Old 07-31-2005, 09:06 PM   #76
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Hey, just out of curiosity, does anyone know what make/model guitar damien plays?
It's not easily recogniseable

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Old 08-02-2005, 02:41 AM   #77
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he plays an old lowden guitar... its 2nd hand also
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:42 AM   #78
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I just picked up another guitar a Martin 00CXAE, it was another pawn shop steal basically and I'm very happy with it.
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Old 08-27-2005, 10:06 PM   #79
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Acoustic


Electrics


Also bought a Tele recently but no pics of that yet.

Want a really bashed up smaller bodied acoustic as the epiphone sounds a bit to grand if you know what i mean.
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Old 09-16-2005, 01:01 PM   #80
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i bought this roughly a year ago on ebay..its a discontinued Yamaha La-8..with solid top but laminated back and sides.. YET still sounds great!

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Old 09-16-2005, 04:48 PM   #81
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i bought this roughly a year ago on ebay..its a discontinued Yamaha La-8..with solid top but laminated back and sides.. YET still sounds great!

those are quality guitars, played one of them once...very nice sound indeed
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this is her...
a real beauty.....thats what i call guitar porn lol!!
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