Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Acoustic Steel String For Fingerstyle/similar, any suggestions?
BTrian
post Nov 10 2012, 02:48 AM
Post #1


Learning Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 146
Joined: 24-September 12
From: Germany
Member No.: 16.704



Hey,

I'm considering getting a steel string and would like to ask if you have any suggestions
price range would be sth between 600 and 1000€

I've been playing classical guitar for some years and got a Hanika 54 PF which is great for more classical stuff itself.
Since a few months also enjoy some of the more modern stuff around (Candyrat ppl., Tommy Emmanuel, Eric Mongrain, Justin King, ...)
So quite more fingerstyle than strumming and plec work.
Started with some tapping and percussive stuff. While this is doable on my classic guitar, I would kind of enjoy having the slightly more percussive sound of a steel string, lower string height (for tapping and such) and access to higher frets. Clear and loud harmonics are also a problem on my classic guitar.

Cutaway would be nice, but not a must. Not that sure bout preamp (guess there's few cutaway guitars without preamp anyways), would be nice for recording, messing around with a looper and similar. So if it's got preamp/pickup stuff it shouldn't be too crappy (and not magnetic).

sound wise it should be loud and not too thin and trebly (so possibly mahogany?)

no idea bout the shape and such so far, have no real problem with my hanika which has a rather wide neck (52 mm).
In any case sound and playability is prior to fancy looks and such.

going to try some stuff in that store next week http://www.musikhaus-korn.de/en
to get a feeling for the different shapes and woods, so if you've got any suggestions for specific models please rather something that is available on that site or thomann ( http://www.thomann.de/gb/index.html ) and no exclusive on the other side of the world or used ebay stuff wink.gif.

not that many ideas so far, liked the sound of that one on samples and some youtube stuff http://www.thomann.de/gb/takamine_ef340sc_gn.htm


meh long post again, but maybe some1 reads through and got some ideas biggrin.gif

This post has been edited by BTrian: Nov 10 2012, 02:49 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cosmin Lupu
post Nov 11 2012, 09:10 PM
Post #2


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 22.808
Joined: 14-June 10
From: Bucharest
Member No.: 10.636



QUOTE (BTrian @ Nov 10 2012, 01:48 AM) *
not that many ideas so far, liked the sound of that one on samples and some youtube stuff http://www.thomann.de/gb/takamine_ef340sc_gn.htm


meh long post again, but maybe some1 reads through and got some ideas biggrin.gif


HA! A close friend of mine wanted to buy this one for me in Tel Aviv for 750 euros last month! Since I am short on cash due to the whole deal with the EP release of my band, I said no, but I trust his expertise and he told me that this is the best thing to get for this sort of cash. If you can get yer hands on it and try it, I'd strongly advise you to anyway!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Nov 12 2012, 05:04 PM
Post #3


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 28.859
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



Hi mate! I love that acoustic style! I have not too much experience with Acoustic guitars, but I could try Yamaha and Takamine. The first brand is good, but the second one is much better for me, and they have many models that are more comfortable to play. I think that you should ask this guys who plays the style that you like very well and professionally.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...?showuser=15427



--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cosmin Lupu
post Nov 12 2012, 05:13 PM
Post #4


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 22.808
Joined: 14-June 10
From: Bucharest
Member No.: 10.636



Oh yeah, Oscar is the man for this smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Osedmen
post Nov 13 2012, 02:25 PM
Post #5


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 190
Joined: 12-March 12
From: Bogotá, Colombia.
Member No.: 15.427



thanks Gabriel and Cosmin for suggest smile.gif

Adrian...


Ok, first the fingerstyle or fingerpicking technic is other world because is for example a hybrid between electric and classical guitar , and is very important study the technic quiet and slowed.

if you are interested to buy a excellent guitar to iniciate fingerstyle guitar check out this.... is a good option....

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/rec...electric-guitar

Thanks man! bye!


--------------------
.:: Colombian fingerstyle guitar player ::.

.:: Now available on iTunes - Spotify - Amazon - Deezer - rhapsody and more ! ::.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lone-spirit/id1057969440

https://open.spotify.com/album/2SALF0jTOJgZD57nl3A4QO

.:: Did you watch my first videoclip? ::.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IClzXkQI8E
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Nov 13 2012, 03:32 PM
Post #6


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 28.859
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



Thanks for appearing here Oscar! smile.gif


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cosmin Lupu
post Nov 14 2012, 12:16 AM
Post #7


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 22.808
Joined: 14-June 10
From: Bucharest
Member No.: 10.636



Thanks Oscar!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mad
post Nov 15 2012, 11:06 AM
Post #8


Accomplished Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 686
Joined: 27-December 10
From: Germany
Member No.: 11.900



Some more percussive/fingerstyle acoustic guitar lessons here on GMC would be awesome! Would you mind to give some lessons here on GMC Oscar biggrin.gif ?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Osedmen
post Nov 16 2012, 02:43 PM
Post #9


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 190
Joined: 12-March 12
From: Bogotá, Colombia.
Member No.: 15.427



Hi Mad, thanks for the support.


--------------------
.:: Colombian fingerstyle guitar player ::.

.:: Now available on iTunes - Spotify - Amazon - Deezer - rhapsody and more ! ::.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lone-spirit/id1057969440

https://open.spotify.com/album/2SALF0jTOJgZD57nl3A4QO

.:: Did you watch my first videoclip? ::.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IClzXkQI8E
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Alex Feather
post Nov 30 2012, 05:24 AM
Post #10


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 4.332
Joined: 21-November 11
From: Los Angeles
Member No.: 14.398



I would suggest Eleixir very good strings and last for a long time I always use those for my acoustic guitars!
Check them out http://www.zzounds.com/item--ELI11050
Also I would suggest to use a thicker gear like 12 this way you will get a really fat sound


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
BTrian
post Nov 30 2012, 07:51 AM
Post #11


Learning Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 146
Joined: 24-September 12
From: Germany
Member No.: 16.704



thx, ye guess I'll end up with elixirs anyways, my hands just destroy everything else quite fast dry.gif
Guitar wise I'm gonna spend another day at the Thomann store today, so may give an update with what I finally end up later today.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Alex Feather
post Nov 30 2012, 08:12 PM
Post #12


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 4.332
Joined: 21-November 11
From: Los Angeles
Member No.: 14.398



QUOTE (BTrian @ Nov 30 2012, 06:51 AM) *
thx, ye guess I'll end up with elixirs anyways, my hands just destroy everything else quite fast dry.gif
Guitar wise I'm gonna spend another day at the Thomann store today, so may give an update with what I finally end up later today.

Sounds good! smile.gif I am excited to hear what you've got!!!!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
BTrian
post Nov 30 2012, 10:17 PM
Post #13


Learning Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 146
Joined: 24-September 12
From: Germany
Member No.: 16.704



back.
once again spent a day in that store, just amazing oO
tried a bunch of Mid range Martins, Seagulls and similar stuff but wasn't really getting the sound I wanted.
finally got stuck on various Cedar Top, Mahogany Body Takamines which were just awesome in volume and depth.

ended up with sth close to the one I posted in the beginning smile.gif
Takamine EF 440 SC GN
the shape feels really comfortable, sound fits and I just love the natural finish

so here it comes
(sry only cam around is my webcam, light isn't the best, same for my photograph talent biggrin.gif, but at least you get an idea of what it looks like)

Attached Image
Attached Image
Attached Image

now part of my trio of doom biggrin.gif
Attached Image
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Dieterle
post Nov 30 2012, 10:44 PM
Post #14


Learning Apprentice Player
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.324
Joined: 21-March 12
Member No.: 15.492



Congratulation !

Takamine was a good choice !

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Alex Feather
post Dec 1 2012, 12:35 AM
Post #15


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 4.332
Joined: 21-November 11
From: Los Angeles
Member No.: 14.398



QUOTE (BTrian @ Nov 30 2012, 09:17 PM) *
back.
once again spent a day in that store, just amazing oO
tried a bunch of Mid range Martins, Seagulls and similar stuff but wasn't really getting the sound I wanted.
finally got stuck on various Cedar Top, Mahogany Body Takamines which were just awesome in volume and depth.

ended up with sth close to the one I posted in the beginning smile.gif
Takamine EF 440 SC GN
the shape feels really comfortable, sound fits and I just love the natural finish

so here it comes
(sry only cam around is my webcam, light isn't the best, same for my photograph talent biggrin.gif, but at least you get an idea of what it looks like)

Attached Image
Attached Image
Attached Image

now part of my trio of doom biggrin.gif
Attached Image

Amazing choice man!!!! Very nice guitar! Congrats! Very happy for you!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bogdan Radovic
post Dec 1 2012, 12:45 AM
Post #16


Bass & Beginner Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.612
Joined: 30-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.410



QUOTE (BTrian @ Nov 30 2012, 10:17 PM) *
back.
once again spent a day in that store, just amazing oO
tried a bunch of Mid range Martins, Seagulls and similar stuff but wasn't really getting the sound I wanted.
finally got stuck on various Cedar Top, Mahogany Body Takamines which were just awesome in volume and depth.

ended up with sth close to the one I posted in the beginning smile.gif
Takamine EF 440 SC GN
the shape feels really comfortable, sound fits and I just love the natural finish

so here it comes
(sry only cam around is my webcam, light isn't the best, same for my photograph talent biggrin.gif, but at least you get an idea of what it looks like)

Attached Image
Attached Image
Attached Image

now part of my trio of doom biggrin.gif
Attached Image


Congratulations - the guitar looks awesome! smile.gif
Its very good that you have tried a bunch of different instruments - there is just no other way to choose THE PERFECT one as you are always the final judge. Even if you go for the highest end instruments ever, you will still "hate" sound of some of those guitars and relatively easily feel what is "the one" smile.gif


--------------------
For GMC support please email support (at) guitarmasterclass.net
Check out my lessons and my instructor board.
Check out my beginner guitar lessons course! ; Take a bass course now!
My solo and band songs : Keep Going On, Night Vibe, Kad Te Vidim, Susret, Plava Silueta
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 30th May 2017 - 12:08 PM