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Over the years, Fender has refined the design of its guitars in ways which it feels make a better product for modern tastes. Modern bridges have more sustain, better resonance, more reliable and fluid tremolo mechanisms. Their current standard fretboard has a higher circumference - that is, it's flatter. Because of modern materials they can make the neck ...


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Step 1: Find out which models are in your (price) scope Every few years Yamaha brings out a new range of Clavinova CLP models. In this range there are always several models for different price & quality expectations. Models with a similar original price roughly match the same quality expectations because after 2005 the improvements in overall qualit ...


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I know it as the Thongophone because it's often played by hitting the pipes with a rubber thong (or flip-flop as it's known elsewhere :P) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thongophone


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You hit the nail on the head. Vintage in this context means they are building the guitars a similar way they did "back in the day" but with some modifications. These modifications can be better woods, pickups, parts, etc. I always thought vintage meant 15+ years old. Some say 25+, but it doesn't really matter. Vintage doesn't dictate value (as you can ...


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"Kevin" has made a correct guess. No. ;-)


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To add to the already adequate answers - ignoring hardware discussion, etc... to many it's about the sound of a guitar that will attract them to a vintage axe. A 60's/70's strat may get you that Hendrixian or otherwise classic rock tone. I know the 50's series strats were also sought after because of their unique tonality range, etc... your best bet is ...


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When writing for any instrument there are a few things to keep in mind : The range of the instrument How the instrument sounds in different parts of it's range The Dynamic Curve of the interments (how loud can it play in different parts of it's range) Articulation and techniques that the instrument can and can't do What is playable for a typical player and ...


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While trying the instrument, you are consuming the acoustic space of the shop, others cannot try. Only one instrument can be played and heard well at time. As a result, reaction may depend if there are more people waiting. If there is a queue, you are not polite with other buyers, and the seller may try to correct the situation one or another way. If you ...



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