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post May 31 2010, 05:07 PM
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What do you think is best for musical development if your an electric guitarist and if you could ONLY choose one or the other?

and when i say classical guitar i mean using it for fingerstyle etc..

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post May 31 2010, 06:25 PM
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Classical guitars are good for fingerstyle classical picking and chordplaying - two things that don't relate 1:1 to the electric guitar...
Steelstring accoustics are usually played with a pick and the strings/necks feel closer to an electric guitar...

I would say the accoustic is great if you want to play stuff on the accoustic that you would also play on electric. It will help improve your electric guitar skills.
The skills you aquire on a classical guitar are not directly transferable to the electric guitar but it will widen you musical horizon.

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post May 31 2010, 06:27 PM
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I would definitely say classical guitar. They have bigger strings spacing and different neck and you can play nice things on it (with mellow nylon strings)...Acoustic guitar (western one) will feel not that different then the electric one you already have and its always good to learn new things! smile.gif

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post May 31 2010, 09:28 PM
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It's a personal matter, some people would go for acoustic some for classical, there is no true or false on this one..
I would choose acoustic, don't care about nylon strings that much. I like classical guitar tho and how it sounds, but I would learn to fingerpick and hybrid pick on acoustic/electric anyway, so that isn't exclusively connected to classical guitar. Both worlds can be great, depending what you achieve on those guitars, it's all about that, both can be fantastic..


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post May 31 2010, 10:15 PM
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My vote also goes to classical guitar ! Both guitars are great, but classical guitar is more poetic, imo smile.gif !


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post Jun 1 2010, 02:20 PM
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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ May 31 2010, 10:15 PM) *
My vote also goes to classical guitar ! Both guitars are great, but classical guitar is more poetic, imo smile.gif !

Hmmm i see.. but as a classical guitar player do you thnik i could play classical fingerstyle stuff on an acoustic guitar with wider radius made for fingerstyle? cause i like the traditional acoustic sound better with steel strings.


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post Jun 1 2010, 04:10 PM
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Of course man, but again, depends on the arrangement.
Acoustic guitar sounds louder for sure, not always better wink.gif


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post Jun 1 2010, 06:47 PM
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I'm with ZakkWylde. Classical isn't my style anyways.


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post Jun 2 2010, 04:15 PM
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What would you recommand as a guitar to sit "next to a fire with friends". You all know that kind of situation biggrin.gif I thought about buying an acoustic one, if I'll ever be in a band, I want to have a nice acoustic set!


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QUOTE (Fusar @ Jun 2 2010, 04:15 PM) *
What would you recommand as a guitar to sit "next to a fire with friends". You all know that kind of situation biggrin.gif I thought about buying an acoustic one, if I'll ever be in a band, I want to have a nice acoustic set!

Well probably the "dreadnaught" body shape is good for that since it has become the standard for acoustic guitars anyway.
i heard a company called "blueridge" is making the best premium acoustic guitars today. BTW im no acoustic expert.


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I think that regular acoustic is better. Still, I like the classical guitar sound, but for development...

I think that regular acoustic is better. Still, I like the classical guitar sound, but for development...


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post Jun 3 2010, 11:10 PM
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I'd say it depends on what you want.

- classical guitar- if you want to be more versatile
- acoustic guitar - if you want to focus on the same things you would on electric. (though still not the same. I kind of hate bending in acoustic tongue.gif )


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