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Buy a classical. Wider neck=easier to play

 

Plus, IMO acoustic is easier to play. Electric is so touchy if you try any finesse stuff. Yeah, it's easy if you crank the distortion and bang around on some power-chords, but harder to sound good on playing clean.

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hmmmmm

 

yr argument is convincing. I think I'll go try out some guitars. Decide which kind I want. An electric would be nice, esp. since I've never technically owned an electric.

 

Dude, buy an acoustic/electric or whatever you want to buy. "That guy at the party" are you serious. So Bob Dylan and Neil Young are that guy at the party when they play acoustic? Alright.

 

Seriously dude, buy a nice acoustic electric and then save up for an electric. I find it easier to find good sounding electrics than acoustics. So go with the acoustics first, cause plugging in and playing is a hassle and half the guys who ALWAYS play on electrics are wank off jizzbags who do nothing more than show off their shredding skills. Burning fretboards man!

 

Buy a nice guitar that suits you every guitar anyone has ever recommended for me, I've ended up hating. Buy what you WANT to buy, what sounds good to you.

 

Whatever I didn't even read past the first page of this thread but...

 

I don't know man, people saying "No dude, get an electric only, acoustic electrics suck!" just pissed me off for some weird reason.

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Dude, buy an acoustic/electric or whatever you want to buy. "That guy at the party" are you serious. So Bob Dylan and Neil Young are that guy at the party when they play acoustic? Alright.

 

I bet they were

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Seriously dude, buy a nice acoustic electric and then save up for an electric. I find it easier to find good sounding electrics than acoustics. So go with the acoustics first, cause plugging in and playing is a hassle and half the guys who ALWAYS play on electrics are wank off jizzbags who do nothing more than show off their shredding skills. Burning fretboards man!

 

Some of us are fed up of major and minor arpeggios

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There are few things that will make me instantly hate someone for the rest of both of our lives more than playing an acoustic guitar at a party. I don't even suffer in silence anymore, it annoys me that much. Fortunately it rarely happens and most people are usually of like mind

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physically it is harder to play notes but the scope is a lot more limited. the lack of versatility means you have a lot less to learn

 

Dude, have you ever hear of upgrade. the first thing I learned was full chords and they don't always sound great through an electric. I probably wouldn't be able to tune if it weren't for starting on an acoustic. And NO I'm not some rich twat, I've had to work my ass off for every Upgrade I've made to my instruments and every new instrument I've purchased.

 

I started with a Martin Acoustic, then bought an Epiphone Casino, then a Gibson SG and the newest guitar I bought it this little tulip bodied Teisco, which is fucking nasty. But If your gonna play in a band, maybe a new acoustic is indeed the way to go. It keeps you off the path of masturbatingly obnoxious lead guitar asshole who ruins every song with his "I think I'm way better than I actually am attitude". Overall I'll say it again, buy a guitar YOU want, never trust a fellow guitar players opinion. Different strokes for different folks.

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Dude, have you ever hear of upgrade. the first thing I learned was full chords and they don't always sound great through an electric. I probably wouldn't be able to tune if it weren't for starting on an acoustic. And NO I'm not some rich twat, I've had to work my ass off for every Upgrade I've made to my instruments and every new instrument I've purchased.

 

I started with a Martin Acoustic, then bought an Epiphone Casino, then a Gibson SG and the newest guitar I bought it this little tulip bodied Teisco, which is fucking nasty. But If your gonna play in a band, maybe a new acoustic is indeed the way to go. It keeps you off the path of masturbatingly obnoxious lead guitar asshole who ruins every song with his "I think I'm way better than I actually am attitude". Overall I'll say it again, buy a guitar YOU want, never trust a fellow guitar players opinion. Different strokes for different folks.

 

but chords or notes or whatever sound good on an electric. with an acoustic guitar you've got chords and arpeggios and that's it. and one timbre. One.

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that bit in no direction home when bob dylan is playing his acoustic in his hotel room with everyone sitting watching him in adored silence is kinda cringe worthy

 

Thats the sixties dude, and I don't know man it just doesn't strike me when Bob or Neil might've done it as being the same as the Jack Johnson guy who play those obnoxious, plucked upstroke wannabe jazz bits and sings his shitty earthy lyrics. I agree about the party guy, but me personally, I love acoustic and electric. But I've never brought a guitar to a social gathering that I wasn't like supposed to be playing at with my band. Yah know?

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but chords or notes or whatever sound good on an electric. with an acoustic guitar you've got chords and arpeggios and that's it. and one timbre. One.

 

I agree fully. But what I'm saying is, dismissing acoustics is asinine, electrics and acoustics, different yes. I'll give it too you, because its real obvious, that you have way way way more options on the electric, but there's plenty of interesting and strong acoustic parts. Just as vital as electric. All I'm saying is I wouldn't personally deter someone from buying an acoustic.

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i'm saying that since an electric is far far far more versatile it makes no sense to get a much more limited instrument first

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I agree on a strange level, but for ME it worked better buying an acoustic first. I mean I've written plenty of lead parts on acoustic, and then played them electric and they sound way better. But I mean its still super possible to write and play lead parts on acoustic. Its been done effectively before. I don't know I guess I'm just too neutral because I play both just as much. Do you know what I mean or am I just making no sense?

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If directed at me, I see your logic 100% and get it. I mean there are downsides to acoustic, there's (to me) downsides to electric but I mean guitar is guitar. There's a time and place in music for both, but I'll admit semi-defeat for an argument that's strictly uphill for me, and your making good points and I'm one of those people who, frankly suck at making points at 2:30 in the morning when I have to work at 5. But I'll generally agree with you that an electric is probably a better idea. I'd save up for both but...thats me.

 

BTW Cal who's you avatar of? Looks too familiar and I can' rack my brain anymore.

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dont get an acoustic if you cant play it properly, its sad how some of the people here saw it as a party thing or as an accesory to be cool.

shame on most of the people here.

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dont get an acoustic if you cant play it properly, its sad how some of the people here saw it as a party thing or as an accesory to be cool.

shame on most of the people here.

 

I got an acoustic. I got it because I wanted to be like Thom Yorke. Which is just as bad I suppose. For some reason you'll be able to tell me.

 

I suck butt at guitar. I really really suck. I want lessons but my mom says no. And I just suck. Any advice on sucking at guitar?

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If directed at me, I see your logic 100% and get it. I mean there are downsides to acoustic, there's (to me) downsides to electric but I mean guitar is guitar. There's a time and place in music for both, but I'll admit semi-defeat for an argument that's strictly uphill for me, and your making good points and I'm one of those people who, frankly suck at making points at 2:30 in the morning when I have to work at 5. But I'll generally agree with you that an electric is probably a better idea. I'd save up for both but...thats me.

 

BTW Cal who's you avatar of? Looks too familiar and I can' rack my brain anymore.

 

Keith Levene

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i prefer acoustic to electric. you really can't beat that earthy, organic sound of a good acoustic. yes, it is more limited than the electric, but that doesn't have any real bearing on how good of an instrument it is. it is focused on a certain sound and it perfects that sound.

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You can do anything with can coustic that you can with an electric.

 

 

Well I can.

 

 

Thank you coding.

 

 

It's just a different sound it's not meant to be better or worse than anything it's just, it's own sound. I love doing low droney Nick Drake stuff. Stupid tunings. Stuff like that.

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In a way I far prefer acoustic instruments to electric ones but then there are valve amps and an acoustic limits you in what you can physically play, not just what it sounds like

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In a way I far prefer acoustic instruments to electric ones but then there are valve amps and an acoustic limits you in what you can physically play, not just what it sounds like

 

It's got the same notes. If you can be interesting with thsoe limits, then you can be interesting with an electric.

 

It's just different though, they achieve different things.

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