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New I gone and done it
So I've decided to learn me the gee-tar.

It's been three weeks (four weeks calendar, but I was in SD for a week of that) and I've got nine or so chords down now (A, C, D, E, G, Am, Dm, Em - currently working on F and B, barring is hard ok?) and am starting to work on changing between them.

Learning materials are principally Justin Sandercoe's outstanding material on YouTube and his website. Very accessible beginner's course materials; his praxis is excellent, with all the daft little questions (it's the pad of your fourth finger damping the G string ever so slightly that's making your E chord sound like ass) answered before you even get to ask them.

And now, without even trying, I've got three guitars and two amps. How the hell?

(Yamaha Pacifica 112 in dark green with rosewood fretboard, Chord acoustic (but with electric bits) in all the maple in the world, Fender Stratocaster in Olympic White with rosewood fretboard, thanks for asking. Turns out that FiL is "making space" for a new guitar, which takes the form of giving older guitars to me! I'm also considering buying his white Ibanez Artcore AGR73T off him, because it's pretty as a picture)
New Couldn't justify any more photo kit, huh?
Time for a new hole to pour your money into.
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Drew
New For acoustic...
You can't go wrong with a Martin D-28.
bcnu,
Mikem

It's mourning in America again.
New Nah, not my cuppa
And at that price, it needs to play itself.
New LOL
Or if you're learning and just trying to figure out if you can even play the thing and don't want to pay a price literally 2 orders of magnitude bigger, this is a decent starter guitar:

https://www.rondomusic.com/cl150cvtrds.html

This company apparently sells a lot of replicas from companies that build the big names. Very good quality, very good prices, unknown names.

I had mine checked out by someone who plays real guitar extremely well. He was quite impressed with the quality.
Regards,
-scott
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
Expand Edited by malraux March 18, 2019, 12:18:13 PM EDT
New You mock Martin guitars? Toddler.
bcnu,
Mikem

It's mourning in America again.
New Not at all. I'm mocking the thought that a beginner should buy a $7000 guitar.
Regards,
-scott
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
New Okay.
At least I didn't suggest this one. ;0)

OTOH, I'm not a real guitar player, but I am a real banjo player and I can tell you with absolute certainty that I cannot get my first banjo (a gift from my parents when I was 12) to ever sound like my Gibson Pre-War TB11 conversion. There is something to be said for not starting out on what we used to call "department store instruments" imo. For one thing, a quality instrument is a lot easier to fret and will make anyone sound better. ;0)
bcnu,
Mikem

It's mourning in America again.
New True, but as I said these are good quality reproductions.
Made by the same people who make the name brand instruments.
Regards,
-scott
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
New No argument.
I also have one of these and I must say it is a very fine instrument, despite it's being made 60 years after my Gibson. ;0)

There are very high quality banjos being made today. Even the relatively inexpensive Deering GoodTime resonator banjos (around $900.00 the last I looked) I've heard have really good tone. This is a *very* hot discussion/argument in banjo circles. Are the new Stellings, Huber's, Prucha's, Cox's, Sullivan's, etc. as "good" as the Pre-War Gibson's? My real opinion is play it, if you like it, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.
bcnu,
Mikem

It's mourning in America again.
New $45K for a trigger's broom acoustic?
OK, I absolutely do not understand the high end vintage acoustic guitar market.
New No worries. You'll develop taste some time. ;0)
bcnu,
Mikem

It's mourning in America again.
New Not unless I develop a talent for acoustic death folk metal...
New ok I see your point
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts" – Richard Feynman
New laying around my shack, electric guitar and base, violin some flutes
had to give up the drum kit when all my kids moved back in, should have let the kids go and kept the drums
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts" – Richard Feynman
New I did that last year
I decided to learn classical guitar with an acoustic. I spent a few weeks getting ok at finger picking, got sick for a couple of months, and then never went back to it.

I'm going to check out those videos though.
Regards,
-scott
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
New I bought a copy of Rocksmith some years ago.
As well as a version for each major console (PS3, XBox 360), each had a version that came with a guitar. Yes, someone gameified learning to play electric guitar!

It's quite a good piece of software, but I had a shift in events that robbed me of time and I've not come back to it. I didn't get as far as chords but I can definitely remember how to self-tune a guitar.

Wade.
     I gone and done it - (pwhysall) - (16)
         Couldn't justify any more photo kit, huh? - (drook)
         For acoustic... - (mmoffitt) - (12)
             Nah, not my cuppa - (pwhysall)
             LOL - (malraux) - (10)
                 You mock Martin guitars? Toddler. -NT - (mmoffitt) - (8)
                     Not at all. I'm mocking the thought that a beginner should buy a $7000 guitar. -NT - (malraux) - (7)
                         Okay. - (mmoffitt) - (6)
                             True, but as I said these are good quality reproductions. - (malraux) - (1)
                                 No argument. - (mmoffitt)
                             $45K for a trigger's broom acoustic? - (pwhysall) - (3)
                                 No worries. You'll develop taste some time. ;0) -NT - (mmoffitt) - (2)
                                     Not unless I develop a talent for acoustic death folk metal... -NT - (pwhysall) - (1)
                                         ok I see your point - (boxley)
                 laying around my shack, electric guitar and base, violin some flutes - (boxley)
         I did that last year - (malraux)
         I bought a copy of Rocksmith some years ago. - (static)

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