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post Jun 2 2008, 04:10 PM
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Well, been into buying a new guitar. The guitar should be easy to bend. I dont want a nylon stringer, as its more for classical studies - im more into blues.

The reason why i don't want the eletric guitar is that its not portabel, and the sounds is a little too much for me. I'm more into the clean sounds from a acoustic guitar or an eletric guitar (with clean sound - although again, its not portabel and i want to easily move from A to B.

My question is: is there any type of guitar fulfilling my desires?

Question 2: What is a semi acoustic eletric guitar?

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post Jun 2 2008, 04:33 PM
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Well, a semi acoustic guitar is a type of electic guitar which have a sound box and electric pickups.
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post Jun 2 2008, 04:41 PM
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In terms of bending, there are several factors that will affect how easy is to do it. Since you want to bend easy there are 2 things I think you should consider:
- The less tension you have, the easier to bend. Lighter gauge strings help on that. On the other hand you have to bend more to achieve the same note. So you have to test a little bit before deciding what is your ideal
- guitar with floating bridges (floyd rose) are easier to bend (because the bridge is not fixed and reduces the tension). However if you bend and then hit another note you will sound off (unless you learn how to compensate that, which takes some time to learn).

I would say semi-acoustic guitars are kind of electric guitar, but with a hollow body so that it have a tone more close to acoustic guitars.
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post Jun 2 2008, 04:54 PM
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thx, justa small question, can semi acoustic guitars be portabel - they still have the acoustic sound unplugged
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post Jun 2 2008, 05:59 PM
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I'm not sure I totally understand the question but it kinda sounds like you're talking about the Micheal Kelly Hybrid or something similar...

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post Jun 2 2008, 06:21 PM
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What I mean is: is the semi acoustic eletric guitar just like an acoustic guitar, you can play without plugg it in a amplifier. That you still have a acoustic sound even though there is no electricity going.
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post Jun 2 2008, 07:14 PM
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i would appreciate if someone could answer me on my previous question as i have to decide if i am going to order it or not within an hour.....

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post Jun 2 2008, 08:07 PM
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Please, someone, i really need an answer
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post Jun 2 2008, 08:15 PM
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most semi acoustics dont have the volume unplugged tat you can get from an acoustic unlugged. (Thats all i know from my experience)
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If you wanna bend and play the blues I recommend semi-hollow electric guitar.


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also you have a high quality SG sheraton semi acoustic guitar


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post Jun 5 2008, 03:52 PM
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semi acoustics are great for blues, basically an acoustic archtop with pickups and electronics on it, exactly like it sounds. there havent been as many different kinds of semi acoustics as solid bodies for the last few decades, but there are still millions out there. Get a nice one! biggrin.gif

they look something like this too-

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