tranquil wrote:What's your budget Disco? And would you consider importing or prefer local?
$200 is the max I'm willing to part with (i.e its the max my fiance has told me I can take out of the savings fund
). So I don't think there will be anything imported in that price range.
mclaren7703 wrote:Ashton make nice beginner level guitars.
All Yiker said is pretty good info - And put your fingers through the initial early pain and go for a steel string guitar, it only hurts until you are used to it, and you will have to go through that pain at some point anyway.
I think I will, I do prefer the sound of steel strings and I'm looking to play a bit of rock, country and jazz and from what I've read steel is the way to go.
It comes down to the kind of music you want to play. Unless you really dig on classical, nylon strings have a too-soft sound in the hands of beginners as well as having a wide neck which means longer practice hours required to get a clean sound.
Steel-strings are versatile and capable of many different sound types depending on how you attack it. It suits far more styles of music as well.
I'm unsure of brand names but it is worth paying a little more than you can comfortably afford because a better sound can make you feel better about your playing.
I've been smashing my Seagull cedar-top for maybe 12 years and thanks to how the wood softens over time it just sounds better and better. Its natural tone is quite a deep mellow sound but I can really spark that up with some twangy strings and sharp string attacks.
Have fun either way man, and if you're just into playing for funzies (because it is a LOT of fun) I also recommend grabbing a few sheet music books so you can learn to play songs you like straight away.
Glad to see someone picking acoustic over electric
I have no plans to be in a band, and I can't sing for ****.. but maybe I can work on that too. I just want to learn an instrument, and my Uncle was a big guitar player before he was killed. My grandparents actually have two of his old Yamaha guitars (guess they'd be from the 60's or 70's) in their back shed.
I never knew guitar strings would be so complicated
I'm heading to Landers after work to see what they have in stock, and will go from there