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post Aug 16 2007, 08:37 AM
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QUOTE (muris @ Aug 16 2007, 03:57 AM) *
Hey Rockchik,thanks for stopping by!!
With regular you mean of steel strings or?


Sorry I should have been more specific...but yeah I meant steel (I/m using 80/20 bronze Elixirs right now)

I was thinking about a nylon string acoustic as my next acoustic but as I've never played or have experience with one I was just wondering about them.
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post Aug 16 2007, 08:48 AM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Aug 16 2007, 09:37 AM) *
Sorry I should have been more specific...but yeah I meant steel (I/m using 80/20 bronze Elixirs right now)

I was thinking about a nylon string acoustic as my next acoustic but as I've never played or have experience with one I was just wondering about them.



Got it now,ok smile.gif

Well,nylon strings are a lot more softer than steel,and sound is really warm and cute.
Having on mind that you're a girl,you'll LOVE it. smile.gif
But...there might be a problem if bridge on your guitar has pins to hold string.
Deal is,most of the nylon strings sets don't have ball at the end. ohmy.gif

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From my very limited experience (but I think Muris' Chet Atkins Gibson maybe an exception here) nylon string acoustics tend to have a higher action and a wider, flatter neck profile then most of us who are used to electrics are used to. Also very few will have position markers on the fret board (trivial but it makes a difference to me wink.gif ).

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Sorry finger board is wider and flatter - neck profile is different again...


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Yes, basically different sound, feel and technique.

Having no balls on the end of the string is no big deal when you get it down - you just thread through the hole and loop it back through itself - if you ever need to do it I'll post a pic of how to do it smile.gif

Given your previous comments about small hands and baseball bats, i'd be sure to try one first, the necks are seriously wide.


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post Aug 16 2007, 09:00 AM
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Yeah Tony,neck IS wider and marking on fretboard is usually only on upper side,which might be hard for the first contact I guess.
Regarding to action...it can be adjusted like everywhere else but tension of the strings is a lot lower and fingers are having nice and soft time while running around. smile.gif


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Just a quickie Muris,
which Chet Atkins do you have? - I remember the MK1 - lovely guitar and much easier (to me) to play then most acoustics - sort of half way between a Gibson semi and an acoustic, bit like a Maccaferri; absolutely wonderful for finger picking and fast runs across and up and down the neck. I heard that the Mk II was even better but have never seen one. Is it still in the Gibson catalogue?

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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Aug 16 2007, 10:05 AM) *
Just a quickie Muris,
which Chet Atkins do you have? - I remember the MK1 - lovely guitar and much easier (to me) to play then most acoustics - sort of half way between a Gibson semi and an acoustic, bit like a Maccaferri; absolutely wonderful for finger picking and fast runs across and up and down the neck. I heard that the Mk II was even better but have never seen one. Is it still in the Gibson catalogue?

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Mine is Epiphone Chet Atkins,not Gibson...
Less expensive,still does the job smile.gif


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QUOTE (muris @ Aug 16 2007, 04:48 AM) *
Got it now,ok smile.gif

Well,nylon strings are a lot more softer than steel,and sound is really warm and cute.
Having on mind that you're a girl,you'll LOVE it. smile.gif
But...there might be a problem if bridge on your guitar has pins to hold string.
Deal is,most of the nylon strings sets don't have ball at the end. ohmy.gif


Thanks Muris. My current acoustic does have pins so I guess there would be an issue. My acoustic now has a rather warm tone to it...it isn't really bassy say like a Martin D 40 or something so yeah I'd enjoy the softer tone. (although I do enjoy the deep bassy sound too especially when busting out some Johnny Cash)

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From my very limited experience (but I think Muris' Chet Atkins Gibson maybe an exception here) nylon string acoustics tend to have a higher action and a wider, flatter neck profile then most of us who are used to electrics are used to. Also very few will have position markers on the fret board (trivial but it makes a difference to me ).

Cheers,
Tony

ps nice to see you back Rokchik

Sorry finger board is wider and flatter - neck profile is different again...


That was actually going to be my next question, about the action and neck. I have a small to average size hand so some wider necks I find harder to play, especially if the action is higher. Are all nylon string acoustics built this way? (although like you said Tony, Muris' guitar seems a bit different.)

PS: It's nice to be back....I missed you guys while on vacation. Thanks!

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Yes, basically different sound, feel and technique.

Having no balls on the end of the string is no big deal when you get it down - you just thread through the hole and loop it back through itself - if you ever need to do it I'll post a pic of how to do it

Given your previous comments about small hands and baseball bats, i'd be sure to try one first, the necks are seriously wide.


Thanks Andrew....you pretty muched answered my question. I will definatley try one before I seriously concider them. But are they all built like that?
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post Aug 16 2007, 09:18 AM
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Just try it first Rock,action and neck wide...
Hope you'll find something that fits you cause nylon has something really unique smile.gif


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post Aug 16 2007, 09:20 AM
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QUOTE (muris @ Aug 16 2007, 05:18 AM) *
Just try it first Rock,action and neck wide...
Hope you'll find something that fits you cause nylon has something really unique smile.gif


Thanks Muris....I had never really concidered them before but after your fingerpicking lesson I just really loved the sound. I'll have to wait until my next trip out of here as no guitar shop but I will definatley be trying one out.
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post Aug 16 2007, 09:23 AM
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I would say Ebay or som,but when it's on guitar(instrument) you just must try it first.
Sorry to hear there's no music shop near you... sad.gif


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QUOTE (muris @ Aug 16 2007, 02:09 AM) *
Mine is Epiphone Chet Atkins,not Gibson...
Less expensive,still does the job smile.gif


Ach my stupid Muris - not paying enough attention rolleyes.gif . Best of luck Rokchik with finding a good nylon string - try as many as you can and report back biggrin.gif .

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post Aug 16 2007, 09:26 AM
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QUOTE (muris @ Aug 16 2007, 05:23 AM) *
I would say Ebay or som,but when it's on guitar(instrument) you just must try it first.
Sorry to hear there's no music shop near you... sad.gif


yeah it's kind of a drag. When I was out on vacation I picked up strings and picks...yeah know odds and ends. But yeah it's a pain especially since I just can't go down an play different guitars to see what I like.

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Best of luck Rokchik with finding a good nylon string - try as many as you can and report back .


Thanks Tony...I'll keep ya posted. smile.gif

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