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RockyDr
post Dec 14 2007, 04:16 AM
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Hi

I'm looking around for a cheap guitar (100 dollar budget) to buy as a christmas present. I'm not sure which one I should be looking at, or what brands are good, or any of the technical stuff so I decided to ask the professionals here at GMC wink.gif . Anywho, i'm looking for a guitar that looks beautiful (I have a thing for cutaways biggrin.gif ) has at least 21 frets, and isn't too thick (this is for a girl..so small would be nice). I was looking at the Jasmine by Takamine....and for a while I thought this was the perfect guitar... but its been backordered and I can't get it by early enough. If anyone could suggest me a good quality guitar..that more or less matches what I described, I would greatly appreciate it smile.gif

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post Dec 14 2007, 04:29 AM
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Here ya go!

http://cgi.ebay.com/NATURAL-FINISH-JASMINE...1QQcmdZViewItem

buy it now 95.00


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post Dec 14 2007, 04:36 AM
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Thats a little out of my budget sad.gif ($133 and its used)
I was considering the Jasmine because it was 99.99 Brand new with Free shipping which sounded like an awesome deal.

I also really like the shape of it (I shoulda been more specific on which Jasmine)

http://www.music123.com/Jasmine-by-Takamin...148992.Music123


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Found out that i'm looking for a NEX body type

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post Dec 14 2007, 10:06 AM
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Hey, thats great man, congratulations and good luck in the shopping!

Off course, it is a must to try the acoustic guitar in store to see wheter it is comfortable for you to play or not. Lot of models in that price range are not comfortable, and sometimes if you buy something without trying it, you can end up with a terrible guitar. Just to bare in mind. smile.gif


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post Dec 14 2007, 10:30 AM
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for 100 usd it is hard to get a brand guitar, a new one, you can find some copies, but for a beginner any guitar is good smile.gif the most important thing is that the tuning mechanism is functioning well and that strings are not too distanced from the neck

and it should be a classical (nylon string) because metal strings may damage her finger tips

classical guitars come in three sizes: 1/2, 3/4 and full size, you should look for 3/4 if she is not to small wink.gif


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post Dec 14 2007, 10:41 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Dec 13 2007, 09:29 PM) *


Not to rain on your parade, but I would be careful on this. This guy may be fine, but he has sold on item in 6 months. His shipping estimate is probably not right. I would make sure he knows what he is doing shipping an acoustic guitar. Not easy to ship safely, especially this time of year. Could arrive in pieces, and even with coverage, that is a mess. I am sure he is decent based on record, but I would make darn sure he knows how to ship this. He may know nothing about it.

edit: oh, I see you are passing anyway on this. I will leave the comment anyway. Shipping instruments is risky when people don't know what they are doing. I bought my first Les Paul on Ebay, real nice AAA top Gibson Studio. Beautiful flame. But anyway, I contacted the guy and got involved to make sure he knew how to pack it. It turned out that he did not, and so he went to UPS and let them do it. I paid a little more for that, but better safe than sorry.

Also, don't imagine that shipping is not more dangerous this time of year. It is, they hire a lot of temps, and do a lot of volume. If it is something of value, you ship it next day. They have their better people working those items.

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post Dec 14 2007, 11:28 AM
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Fkalich is 100% right here,this time of year is nasty for shipping,
specially for instrument such as acoustic guitar.
Personally,I wouldn't buy it on Ebay in a first place cause guitar needs to be tried
but as you said,it's a gift so I wish you luck smile.gif


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post Dec 14 2007, 11:19 PM
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I think i'll take the Classical Guitar advice wink.gif

Quick question (never played a classical)

I know that she would most likely wanna play songs that are 90% strumming..and with it being a nylon stringed guitar...would the strings not be able to hold?
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post Dec 14 2007, 11:28 PM
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Nylon stings will have no problem "holding" if she is playing songs with alot of strumming. As long as she isn't strumming too hard she will be fine. Maybe buy her a classical guitar lesson and show her how to play chords with her fingers on a classical... if she is willing to put the time in to strengthen her chord muscles and tendens in the right hand.

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post Dec 14 2007, 11:39 PM
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QUOTE (Jenkinson @ Dec 14 2007, 05:28 PM) *
Nylon stings will have no problem "holding" if she is playing songs with alot of strumming. As long as she isn't strumming too hard she will be fine. Maybe buy her a classical guitar lesson and show her how to play chords with her fingers on a classical... if she is willing to put the time in to strengthen her chord muscles and tendens in the right hand.


+1 - I spent the first 5 years of my guitar life strumming nylon strings - no problem!


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post Dec 15 2007, 06:12 AM
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http://www.guitarcenter.com/Lucero-LC100-C...185-i1171410.gc


I was looking at this one, and it looks (to me) like a perfect buy. It has some good reviews, its within my budget, and it comes in black wink.gif

What do yall think?
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post Dec 15 2007, 06:17 AM
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Off topic, but what happened to the fur elise lesson by Vinod??? am I blind or has it disappeared?


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post Dec 15 2007, 07:11 AM
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Yeah Gabriela (Rodrigo Y Gabriela) strums nylon guitar strings till they weep! laugh.gif Strum away!


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post Dec 15 2007, 07:52 AM
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QUOTE (RockyDr @ Dec 14 2007, 09:12 PM) *
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Lucero-LC100-C...185-i1171410.gc
I was looking at this one, and it looks (to me) like a perfect buy. It has some good reviews, its within my budget, and it comes in black wink.gif

What do yall think?


It looks good, and the reviews are good, but like with all guitars (especially acoustic), I think its always safest to try out a guitar first before you buy.


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Off topic, but what happened to the fur elise lesson by Vinod??? am I blind or has it disappeared?


Your right, its gone.

??????

I was just doing it a couple hours ago too.

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post Dec 15 2007, 10:08 AM
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It looks good, and the reviews are good, but like with all guitars (especially acoustic), I think its always safest to try out a guitar first before you buy.


It's worth for price and good reviews.I personaly like natural wood colour. smile.gif

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Your right, its gone. ?????? I was just doing it a couple hours ago too.

It may be missed by update process.Let's see when Kris is online today. smile.gif

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post Dec 15 2007, 10:14 AM
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I played Ovation and loved it, as soon as i have some free money i will spend it on a good acoustic guitar. I am also thinking about Dean acoustic guitar so some guitar try-outs are on the way hehehe

Good luck with e-bay my friend smile.gif


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