Tag: classical guitar

Why is the Taylor 110 Acoustic Guitar Better than Martin

The Best $600 Acoustic Guitar, Period.

Not too long ago I decided to purchase a new acoustic guitar.

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I’d grown tired of my 7-year-old Ovation Celebrity Deluxe – the shallow-bowl Lyrachord backing makes for a plastic-sounding attack.  I gave myself a budget of $1500 and set out to find an all-wood guitar that would meet all of my criteria: a natural, woody sound; even tone between strings and throughout the higher registers; and a great playability. My main buy targets were Martin and Taylor guitars, both well-respected guitars.

Down in Florida for Memorial Day weekend, I decided to hit the local guitar center to sample some guitars, figuring I would get a taste of what I wanted and refine my search later back in my home state of Tennessee.  I found the acoustic section and began to look around.Continue reading Why is the Taylor 110 Acoustic Guitar Better than Martin

Should You Teach Yourself to Play on a Steel String or Classical Guitar?

So what is it better to start off learning guitar on – a steel string acoustic guitar or a classical nylon string guitar?

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While there is no definitive answer to this question, I’ll let you in my own disastrous experiment in the world of classical nylon string guitars.

Hopefully then you will be able to make your own decision.

The first guitar I got was a nylon string acoustic.Continue reading Should You Teach Yourself to Play on a Steel String or Classical Guitar?