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O.T.-Getting my daughter an acoustic guitar-any tips?
Posted by: J.J.Flash ()
Date: July 22, 2020 03:00

She's blind and has played piano, violin and drums. Now wants to try guitar.
Any brand preferred or price range I should look for? thanks for any tips.

Re: O.T.-Getting my daughter an acoustic guitar-any tips?
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: July 22, 2020 03:14

By a decent one (easy to fret). You can get a good one in the $400+ range. Most of the names ya know have a good beginner's model.

I think it's awesome that she is a multi-instrumentalist! smiling smiley

Re: O.T.-Getting my daughter an acoustic guitar-any tips?
Posted by: J.J.Flash ()
Date: July 22, 2020 04:36

Thanks Elmo!

Re: O.T.-Getting my daughter an acoustic guitar-any tips?
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: July 22, 2020 05:01

Try a Yamaha or a Takamine in that 400 dollar range thy are decent.

Re: O.T.-Getting my daughter an acoustic guitar-any tips?
Posted by: J.J.Flash ()
Date: July 22, 2020 05:11

Thanks hot rocks!

Re: O.T.-Getting my daughter an acoustic guitar-any tips?
Posted by: micawber ()
Date: July 22, 2020 09:16

I own a great Ibanez AVN1-BS. Very good built from good woods, easy to play and for a good price. Handy and easy to take with you.

Re: O.T.-Getting my daughter an acoustic guitar-any tips?
Posted by: TheGreek ()
Date: July 22, 2020 13:18

Martin - the King of flat tops ! Also Martin has many different lines and price points . Really great quality instruments built to stand the test of time .The tone is so rich and "authentic" Since 1833 !

Re: O.T.-Getting my daughter an acoustic guitar-any tips?
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: July 22, 2020 13:49

What’s your budget?

Re: O.T.-Getting my daughter an acoustic guitar-any tips?
Posted by: Sighunt ()
Date: July 22, 2020 17:49

In the $300-$500 range: Yamaha, Epiphone and Taylor guitars are good brands for beginners.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2020-07-22 18:06 by Sighunt.

Re: O.T.-Getting my daughter an acoustic guitar-any tips?
Posted by: J.J.Flash ()
Date: July 23, 2020 04:31

300-600 is my range . thanks alot for all the tips!

Re: O.T.-Getting my daughter an acoustic guitar-any tips?
Posted by: Chacho ()
Date: July 23, 2020 05:33

Don't get a Chinese acoustic guitar. Note that
almost all of them are in your price range.

Try the "Seagull S6 Original", made by Godin Guitars,
in La Patrie, Quebec, Canada.

It is simple to find with Google. Read their entire
webpage. It is packed with information.

It falls into your price range.

It has been stated that it is the best guitar you
can buy for under US$1000.

It costs 100 less than suggested retail on
Amazon USA: US$469



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020-07-23 05:34 by Chacho.

Re: O.T.-Getting my daughter an acoustic guitar-any tips?
Posted by: Kingbeebuzz ()
Date: July 23, 2020 12:23

You don’t say how old your daughter is, but you need guitar neck that she can get her hand around. So narrow enough that she can play a bar chord with her thumb at the back of the neck.
Also the neck “action” should low enough that she can hold down chord shapes easily. So the strings should not be set too high.
Finally, may I suggest starting with a nylon strung acoustic before progressing to steel strings. Often beginners have problems with sore finger tips with steel strings before the tips harden up. Dipping finger tips in mentholated spirit does help to toughen soft skin over a few weeks.
Also practice songs she likes not boring practice pieces.
Another good tip......when she can play the basics well and knows a few songs....each new day she picks up the guitar, place the hand somewhere new on the neck and start learning / playing from that position....it really frees up how you think about the instrument.
Good luck.

Re: O.T.-Getting my daughter an acoustic guitar-any tips?
Posted by: TheGreek ()
Date: July 23, 2020 13:17

Quote
Kingbeebuzz
You don’t say how old your daughter is, but you need guitar neck that she can get her hand around. So narrow enough that she can play a bar chord with her thumb at the back of the neck.
Also the neck “action” should low enough that she can hold down chord shapes easily. So the strings should not be set too high.
Finally, may I suggest starting with a nylon strung acoustic before progressing to steel strings. Often beginners have problems with sore finger tips with steel strings before the tips harden up. Dipping finger tips in mentholated spirit does help to toughen soft skin over a few weeks.
Also practice songs she likes not boring practice pieces.
Another good tip......when she can play the basics well and knows a few songs....each new day she picks up the guitar, place the hand somewhere new on the neck and start learning / playing from that position....it really frees up how you think about the instrument.
Good luck.
That is some of the best advice I have heard for a new to the instrument beginner . Such a lot of practical advice with starting on a nylon string guitar as far as the fingertips go and sore fingers being a turn off -real sage advice ! I really like the advice of practice songs that she likes ! that is a winner right there . Best piece of advice also being to p[lace her hands on a different position on the neck and start learning there and get comfortable up and down the fret board . Are you a guitar/music teaching professional ? Bravo , on really quality advice !

Re: O.T.-Getting my daughter an acoustic guitar-any tips?
Posted by: Kingbeebuzz ()
Date: July 23, 2020 14:53

Well thank you kindly..........



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