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One for the guitarists
on: January 08, 2014, 23:38:55
Did you learn to play on an electric, steel string acoustic, or perhaps a classical guitar.

I kept nicking my sisters classical guitar and I suppose that's why I'll always favour acoustic instruments - I just fell in love with their unplugged sound!  :)


Re: One for the guitarists
Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 23:48:09
Dreadnought right away. Never likes the feel of a spanish (nylon) guitar...
I've got two electric guitars as well and I love playing them. But for songwriting I usually stick to my acoustic.

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Re: One for the guitarists
Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 00:30:27

  I learnt to play on my uncles acoustic....can't remember what sort it was, but it was one of those with F holes, and a
  real pig on the fingers ;D

  My first REAL guitar, was a Danelectro....which I've still got, and use.  I bought it from the 'Mel Bay' (I think) catalogue,
  along with a Columbus amp.  Must have been around 1965.....and I haven't been the same since ;D ;D  However, I think
  the first, most exciting purchase I made was a Fuzz Wah. ;D ;D  Once I had that hooked up, there was no stopping me. ;D
  Used to drive my family and neighbours crazy, playing the same two chords over and over and over again ;D ;D  At full
  volume, OF COURSE ;D ;D

  OH, and don't forget the Wem Copycat ;D ;D....thought I was Jimmy Hendrix ;D ;D



Re: One for the guitarists
Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 01:19:32
I learned to play on a classical guitar, but haven't played it for years now. I bought a full bodied acoustic, then a few years later I bought a 3/4...got given a mandolin as a gift, and recently acquired a U-bass(uke bass) and a tenor uke, so as you can see my instruments are getting smaller and smaller. I also inherited my dads trumpet, but my most prized possession is my  pink trombone  ;D ;D ;D


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Re: One for the guitarists
Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 06:56:23
I try to learn guitar on a classical one.After my plan failed I bought a western guitar. Now that my plan is failed again I ask what to buy now? :P


Re: One for the guitarists
Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 09:54:06
Unless you count the occasional shredding on one of my Mom's old guitars hanging around the house (which were classical guitars fitted with steel strings - imagine the pain in the fingers!!), I first learned on an electric (it just seemed so much cooler, and less painful). Soon after, I got my first steel string though and have played both ever since.

But for songwriting I usually stick to my acoustic.
Same here, it just feels more natural this way, doesn't it?



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