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Disturbed21
post Oct 17 2008, 12:24 AM
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So i've been thinking about getting an acoustic guitar. Only problem is i don't know which kind I want (Steel string, Nylon string,etc.) Can anybody tell me what the different types are best/worst at and which kind sounds brighter/darker. Thanks! smile.gif


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Ramiro Delforte
post Oct 17 2008, 12:34 AM
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I think you have to make a desition on what kind of stuff you want to play. The nylon string allows you to play flamenco and classical music. The steel string allows you to play some acoustic things like percussion guitar, or ballads, more pop/rock songs.
I think both are great but the acoustic with steel strings is more versatile, unless you want to play classical or folk tongue.gif


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post Oct 17 2008, 12:49 AM
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What Ramiro said is pretty true. Nylon fits better classical/flamenco while steel fits better rock/country.

If you are a total beginner, nylon strings are more gentle with the fingers, but only a few months of playing steel strings and you have no problem with it.

On top of that, even if you decide about a kind of guitar (let's say steel strings) there is still lots of difference between them.

I prefer thin neck guitars with real bright sound that sound good (and loud) both plugged and unplugged and cutaway allowing me to reach really high notes (my EA-20 SDL is a perfect fit for this). Folk guitars have more "full" sound which is also a little bit darker, usually being with a broader neck. But nothing sound as full as 12-string guitar, but those are hardly used for soloing and have really thick neck, making them harder to play. ( I do have a 12 string folk on Brazil).

To get a real idea of the differences there is no other way but trying out different models.

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post Oct 17 2008, 12:52 AM
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Thanks guys! this really helps me out smile.gif


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