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  • Hello!

    Hi! I'm new here.

    I've been playing for about fifteen years, going from classical to acoustic to electric to bass, back to classical and now looking to play more acoustic.

    I've got a few classical practice recordings on youtube:

    Nice to meet you all!

    - Chris.

  • #2
    Hi there, welcome to this bunch of loons.
    Pics of your guitars are welcomed.
    Klanch has just set the bar...
    va' sa' du? va' hete' du?
    Originally posted by chilton
    Unfortunately I've got all the guitars I need at the moment.


    • #3
      Hey buddy welcome.

      Show us what you are playing!!!!


      • #4
        Thanks for the replies!

        At the moment I'm playing this Contreras classical:

        (Are there many other classical/acoustic players here? Looks like people are mostly interested in electric.)

        I guess I've been inspired to return to acoustic after hearing Kaki King, e.g.:

        I'm trying to look for a (fairly cheap) left-handed acoustic that I could play some of her work on, and an obvious choice seemed to be the Ovation LCS247. I'd be interested in other suggestions for acoustic guitars with long necks and especially loud bracing designs, if anyone has any favorites.


        - Chris.


        • #5
          I want a nylon string bad, but nothing too crazy expensive.


          • #6
            Welcome cjb, that's one fine looking classical you have there. Enjoy the forum.
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            • #7
              welcome cjb,

              Really like your playing, very nice tone and dynamics there...

              If you're looking for a nice affordable acoustic, maybe you should check out seagull. very well built + they have rather wide string spacing (not as wide as classical though), i guess that would make the transition from classical guitars somewhat more comfortable...

              i played this one, and it was very nice: i believe it goes for around 1000 euros




              • #8
                Thanks very much for the suggestion! I'll definitely check them out. I don't know much about modern acoustics, so the advice is all very welcome. Being able to search YouTube for recordings of specific guitars sure makes deciding which guitars you're interested in easier than it used to be...

                I'm also liking the look/sound of the Baden A-style guitars, but so far it looks like they're out of my price range, and I guess I'd be unlikely to be able to find a used lefty version of one.


                • #9
                  Hello cjb, nice to have you with us.
                  "NO, I don't build left handed guitars! I think left handed people are freaks and should not even play the guitar."

                  Words by a famous luthier when asked by me for a custom left handed instrument quote.

                  "Great man, you are brilliant! So your stupid ass thinks that Hendrix should have never played the guitar?!"

                  My reply.