Questions tagged [acoustic-guitar]

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that uses only acoustic methods to project the sound produced by its strings, as opposed to one that requires an amplifier.

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which trigger style acoustic guitar capo should i get from daddario for a yamaha fs100c

I am a beginner and want to buy a guitar capo for a Yamaha FS100C acoustic guitar, which is Easy & quick to use (for practice/performance) Doesn't cause high tension on strings, neck. Doesn't ...
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Help me pick the perfect string!

I busted my strings while trying to tune by ear. This is my guitar. As for the type of music I am looking to learn, I'd say it would be rock and blues. I also love Tommy Emmanuels which is to say ...
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Why/how does this kind of instrumental music sound so pollyanaish (in theory terms)? [closed]

Videos by guitarists like Andy McKee were incredibly popular on YouTube back in the day (judging by the tens of millions of views): Andy McKee – Drifting Andy McKee – Rylynn Songs like “Drifting” ...
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Staggered discontinuities in the saddles of accoustic guitar, Why?

I'm puzzled by the little staggered stuffs etched in the saddles of most of my acoustic guitars. (Only one of my guitars don't have these discontinuities, and indeed it's not a guitar per-se, but ...
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Can I put nylon strings on Martin D28 Dreadnought?

I would like to play some Spanish classical music on my Martin D28. And I was wondering would it be possible to put nylon strings on it and which kind you would recommend? Thanks
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Are intonation issues in a cheap acoustic guitar fixable?

so I am a beginner guitarist, and I have one quite good guitar, and a cheap one. I`ve tuned it to standard tuning, and when I play the 5th fret on the E string on the cheap one, it goes like 1/4 of a ...
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How to simplify difficult barred chords in a song

I really like a song and when I saw the chords they are : F#, C#, Dm#, B. And I'm beginner so is there a easier version for these chords or like change the chords and use a capo?
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Do I have a guitar with high action?

I am a beginner at guitar. Recently I took my guitar to the store to get its action fixed.But now I see that there is no difference in the actions. I can fit two 2-mm coins in the 12th fret.I could ...
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How can I remove toothpaste residue from my fretboard?

The last time I thoroughly cleaned my Taylor 214ce-SB DLX, I used toothpaste to polish the frets. I got lazy towards the end and stopped taping off the wood, resulting in toothpaste getting into the ...
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2/2 time counting with 1/8 notes on guitar

How do I count this song? It seems to have too many beats per measure? I can count 1&2&3&4& and it seems to fit. But this is 2/2 time. When I try 1&2& I end up with left over ...
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Sudden death of Fishman preamp on acoustic guitar

From previous experience I know you are a source for good advices. Here is the thing. I have a cheap Fender guitar that use to play at Church. Since they changed the cable "asigned" for guitars it ...
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Can a 12 gauge string cause the neck of a guitar to bend over time?

I've have Epiphone Dove pro acoustic guitar, the most expensive I've ever bought. Around over 500 dollars. And recently I've been told that 12 gauge strings can cause the guitar's neck to bend over ...
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Intonation on a classical guitar

Aaaagh, it's driving me crazy! My yamaha is massively sharp on two strings at 7,9 and 12 and flat on 1 string. I know how to fix the flat (using a diamond nail file etc) but not the sharps, ...
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How do acoustic DIs soften the harsh sound of transducer (piezo) pickups?

When you compare the raw output of an acoustic guitar recorded by a mic and by transducers mounted under the bridge, you will notice that the the transducer output sounds much harsher/crisper/uglier ...
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Guitar that can pick up body percussion, and what a guitar needs to do it

Recently I bought an Ovation guitar, after seeing some videos of people using it for percussive guitar playing, for example here, or here. Even talking "how sensitive and well-suited it is for this ...
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Guitar : My sixth sting E cannot be tightened up

My six string E cannot be tightened. Mystring tightens to an extent which is very loose after reaching that extend, the peg keeps rotating but the string does not tighten. I am talking about the the ...
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Taylor 510e Acoustic/Electric guitar won't stay in tune

I picked this guitar out because it wasn't a low end or cheap guitar. I wanted something with a little quality and the Martin's were just a bit out of my price range. I put brand new strings on it ...
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What happens if I use a classical guitar capo on an acoustic or electric guitar, or an acoustic and electric guitar capo on a classical guitar?

I've noticed that the capos for electric/acoustic guitars and classical guitars are different. For example, classical guitar capos are flat, while electric/acoustic guitar capos are curved. Is there ...
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Best recording device for acoustic guitar and voice [closed]

I have a couple of live concert consisting of an acoustic guitar and a singer that need to be recorded. One is totally unplugged, and the other has both musicians plugged through an acoustic amp ...
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getting started with solo acoustic gig

Questions music I’ve been out of practice since 2004, and have finally decided to get back into music and do a solo acoustic gig. Formerly I was lead guitar for a country rock band, so going from ...
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What's most flexible for my use cases, Acoustic amp vs portable PA?

I'm torn between buying an acoustic amp or a portable PA system. My challenge is that I'd like the flexibility for certain uses: Would like to do karaoke nights with kids and/or adults in the ...
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12 string acoustic and 6 string acoustic

Hey so I have a acoustic 12 string and the very first string of the bass line, going down, is broken. The thing is I can't afford a new set and I was wondering if I can use a string from a normal 6 ...
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String bending on acoustic guitar versus sitar/veena

I'm trying to play the acoustic guitar in the classical Indian style which involves a lot of string bending to go up 1-4 semitones. My question is whether there's a difference in string tension that ...
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What are some beginning guides for a fingerstyle acoustic guitarist?

I just started playing the guitar in the past few months with no influence but decided now was a good time to research into this and improve by observation along with practice. I practice about twice ...
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How to get waveform data from guitar?

I am interested in training a generative model on my guitar's waveform, but not sure how to record a waveform dataset from it. I have transducer pick-ups on my acoustic (which would be ideal to use) ...
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Are there six-string, regular scale guitars (acoustic or electric) with strings ranging from low B to high B?

Are there six-string, regular scale guitars (acoustic or electric) with strings ranging from low B to high B? This is not a baritone as it's standard scale but has strings: B, E, A, D, G, B. If not ...
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Bought strings before checking factory string gauge

Would this require a re-set? Yamaha APX600 factory strings to Martin MA550's (from 12-16-24-32-42-53 to 13-17-26-35-45-56).
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High E string sounds weird even though it's tuned

On my acoustic guitar even despite it being tuned, my high E string sounds really weird, when pressing on the first fret, it sounds as if it's being played open when pressing on the second fret, it ...
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Guitar String Ringing

My guitar string is ringing after the intended note duration and I am having a hard time muting the open strings. It is like the LET RING technique of guitar. So when do you know if you should stop ...
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What are these brackets? What do they mean and what are they called?

I came across to these brackets in my music theory book of Trinity. I don't know what are these called and what they exactly do in this music?
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Bridge pins that dont fit in [duplicate]

I definitely do not want to break the bridge and even if the bridge pins are sticking out a few millimeters, that will make palm muting irritating. Any suggestions?
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Bridge pins fitting

I have an acoustic guitar that wasn't mine originally and when I decided to change the strings I also decided to change the bridge pins. Do they come in different sizes? Because the ones I got seemed ...
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Restringing old guitars + new gauges

I'm a beginner guitarist and I have an acoustic guitar that's 5 years old. It hasn't been restringed in a while. I heard you should use light gauges with old guitars, but how old is old? I just don't ...
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Which type of guitar string is most durable?

I just broke another guitar string while tuning. I realize there are many different types of strings to choose from and for this reason wished to ask: which type of steel strings for an acoustic ...
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What to do about a displaced saddle on an acoustic guitar?

The saddle on my bridge is bending forward, is that normal? My G string used to be fine but now it is sounding weird. What do I do?
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Is there any information about this acoustic Ibanez artist model 2600 (70's) from my late father?

While cleaning the house I came across an old acoustic Ibanez model 2600 that used to be my fathers guitar. Now finding any good info on this guitar with google and duckduckgogo searches was fruitless ...
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Mic Placement for Live Percussive Guitar

Like the title says: Does anyone have tips for mic placement that will help pick up and project percussion (generally through a PA system). I'm beginning to get more into the "live performance" scene ...
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Numbers under a note (guitar) [duplicate]

Hi I am a guitar beginner, can someone help me to understand what does that number (3 under notes) mean?
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Strings imbalanced on acoustic guitar with humbucker

What would it sound like if I put electric strings on an acoustic guitar? I have acoustic guitar strings on my seagull acoustic. I installed a mini-humbucker neck pickup. It works, but the bronze ...
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How do you stop your hands from tensing when performing solo acoustic guitar?

I've been playing guitar for around 12 years or so, but never played in front of others while learning (minus family members or friends on occasion). Recently, I convinced myself to finally start ...
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What does a P above the tab mean in guitar tablature?

Currently working on learning Secret Base (arr. by sungha jung) and the tabs have a P over the chord. I dont know if this means palm mute or what because its not a pull-off. Also unrelated im not ...
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My guitar strings go loose when I tighten them?

I have an Elevation 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar, as a normal size one is too big for me right now as I'm only 14 and it's my first guitar and money is tight. When I tighten the strings to tune it, the ...
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Acoustic guitar chords' positions vs those of a Bass guitar

I will appreciate who can acknowledge me about the differences of chords on an acoustic guitar's fret board with that of a 4-string Bass guitar. how could we perform one's chord on another's and how ...
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What are the practical limitations when writing a polyphonic piece for classical guitar(s)? [closed]

I am planning to compose a 4-voice polyphonic piece. I am not familiar with the classical guitar at all and do not know its limitations. However, I would like to write the piece in such a way that it ...
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A second-hand guitar pitch sounds weird

I got a guitar from my friend’s son. The high E string is weird because fret no. 12 and 13 and 14 have the same pitch: F#! Furthermore, other strings have a similar problem. On the B string, fret no. ...
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Is my guitar action too high or is the bridge too high?

Guitar action pics : http://imgur.com/a/fWYKvNC I've been trying to play barre chords for a few weeks now but i could never make the G string to play, also I feel like im putting to much pressure to ...
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What chords would harmonize well on slow blues progression? [closed]

I wrote this blues song with this chord progression: High Cminor-Fmajor-HighCminor-Gmajor-Fmajor...back to High Cminor. What chords would harmonize well on slow blues progression?
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guitar picking noise

Quick question! When I am strumming on my acoustic guitar and I record myself playing, I can easily hear my guitar pick. It almost sounds like when you mute all the strings and just strum but not ...
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Is Soreness in Middle Knuckle of Fretting Hand Index Finger Normal for Beginners?

About 3 or 4 months ago I started teaching myself to play steel string acoustic guitar using free online lessons. Because I am not working with a tutor in person, I have to be more careful about ...
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Does Edge Picking Break Strings Faster?

I started learning to play acoustic guitar several months ago, and have been mainly using Fender medium picks. I have noticed that the picks very quickly develop a sort of bevel on one side because I ...