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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Plugging in a piezo pickup into a laptop

I've recently installed a Luvay Piezo Acoustic Pickup on my guitar, and I don't have an amp at home. Is there any way I can plug it in to my laptop?
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Broken string fixed but it still sounds off

My fourth string broke a few days back, and fortunately (?) the breakage was near the bridge so I was able to fix it without having to buy a new one. The thing is it's been almost a week and even ...
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What’s the difference between a G7 and a G major seven chord?

What is the difference between a G7 and a G major seven chord? I assumed that a G chord with a seven behind it would be a G major seven. Could somebody explain to me the difference and how they are ...
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Fingerstyle: what's the angle I should use for plucking?

Do I pluck with 45 or 90 (strictly across the string) degree angle? I'm talking about plucking, not placement. Google shows various results of 45 and 90 and not all of them are strictly plucking, some ...
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Washburn EA15 — Laminate top?

Guitar Center says "Laminated flamed maple top," but everywhere else, including Washburn's website just say "Flame Maple Top." Anyone know the validity of this?
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Difference between mini-jumbo and grand auditorium? Specifically, on the Washburn EA15ATB compared to Taylor's GA?

According to Guitar Center, there doesn't appear to be any difference compared to Taylor's standard of GA, but Taylor doesn't provide any more dimensions past the length, width, and depth.
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how to play capo and non-capo chords in the same song?

I've read through many forums and tutorials and am still very confused. I'll give an example to make this easier to understand: I'm trying to learn "Across the Universe" by Fiona Apple (...
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Does adding a cardioid microphone to an iPhone improve recording of classical guitar?

I have recorded myself a few times playing classical guitar by using both the iPhone X selfie camera and the voice recording app with surprisingly descent results. I have been thinking to look for ...
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Having trouble playing guitar without Chordify accompaniment

I’ve been playing acoustic guitar for about a year and a half. About 6 months ago, I was struggling a lot with strumming and so switched to Chordify and started playing along with music. My playing ...
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Guitar Standing Position

I am facing a problem to have a steady standing position. While playing guitar in standing position I want my guitar to be still: it shouldn't move much. Currently when I play guitar in standing ...
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What characteristics would a 12-string guitar without the double strings have compared to conventional 6-strings guitars?

If you remove a the octave strings on a 12 string acoustic how would the guitar then compare to conventional 6-string, acoustic guitars? 12 strings have bigger bodies, would they then be analogous to ...
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What is this capo-like guitar accessory?

What is this guitar accessory on 13th fret?
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What are the best strings for this guitar? Steel or nylon?

(Apologies if you've seen this question somewhere else, but I need a second opinion and advices are inconclusive). I have (found) this guitar: PICS It is a Chandry by Sue Ryder (Don't bother googling ...
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Can sing pretty decently with a guitar, but cannot sing in tune with a backing track or minus one

I have been singing for 3 years with my guitar and I got pretty decent with singing. I let other people criticize my voice and they agree it is decent. But now I am starting to use a DAW to try and ...
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How long--does it take for humidity to affect acoustic guitar?

We know that high or low levels of humidity affect acoustic guitar, but how long does it actually take before a guitar starts to get affected by humidity? Furthermore, what do you think are the ...
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How does temperature affect acoustic guitar?

We understand that an acoustic guitar must be kept in around 40%-60% humidity levels. As lower humidity levels cause the guitar wood to dry out and shrink, which can lead to cracks in the guitar. Also,...
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Cannot stretch my ring and middle finger away from each other when playing guitar

I cant move my ring finger and middle finger away from each other, either when I play guitar or when I dont play guitar. For example, I cannot to the Vulcan salute, if I try to move it all my fingers ...
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Percussive Sound Recording Arrangement

I have Electro-Acoustic, i want to record my guitar in home studio environment. Currently i am using Amplifier and Camera for recording. Problem is that Percussive parts are not sounding great in ...
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New Guitar Sound Check

I have just brought a new Acoustic Guitar. I found that String sounds metallic is this normal ? Will my Guitar Sound improves gradually i.e Playing become smooth ? Currently sliding the finger or ...
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Do guitar endpins get damaged?

My guitar is already more than 5 years old. It has an endpin which I have never actually used. I bought audio jack and connected it to pc via microphone output. Sound is so unstable that I gave up on ...
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Do I have to consider my geographical location while buying acoustic guitar?

I stay in Bangladesh. I've heard that martin guitars are not suitable for Bangladesh due to the climate. Is it true? If yes, then what should I consider if I'm importing an acoustic guitar since my ...
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Best way to replicate acoustic guitar sound live

There's a huge difference to my ears between a properly mic'd acoustic and a DI acoustic to my ears. I cannot stand the thin and quacky DI acoustic sound. I was wondering what the best way to ...
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What are some ways to sanitize an acoustic guitar?

I'm picking up a used Taylor guitar tomorrow and because of everything that's going on I want to make sure I sanitize it. Would clorox wipes be bad for the guitar? Does anyone have suggestions on what ...
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Guitar practice

I have noticed that even when I skip a day in my guitar practice my skills drastically go down. Furthermore, my friends are able to improve at guitar faster than I can and it seems that they don't ...
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Where to look for damage when steel strings are used on a classical Ibanez?

Ok, so when I was a kid, the guitar my dad taught me my first few chords on, was this Ibanez classical acoustic. I started playing guitar as a kid, and I quit as a kid. So now as an adult (age 30), I ...
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How do I convert Piano songs for Guitar?

I am learning Guitar on my own so far I have learnt everything basic. Song I want to play was Pusher - Clear ft. Mothica I searched for acoustic guitar chords everywhere but only thing that came up ...
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A very specific bar chord problem

There are loads of posts about bar chords but this one is a specific problem. So I can bar all strings on each fret without any trouble, not even much pressure, even without using my thumb on the ...
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Can you put steel strings on an acoustic guitar that came with bronze strings?

I know this sounds a bit dumb but I can't find an article anywhere and can't go to a guitar shop with the current situation and I thought now would be the perfect time to try different strings.
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Why I feel like my guitar strings are very hard?

I bought an Acoustic guitar six months ago, and I am trying to learn with the help of YouTube videos. And in those videos, it seems like it is not hard for them to press the strings for a chord. ...
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Beginner with claw hand

What would be the best instrument for me to play with my right hand having claw hand/MS? I have no experience but I’m interested in the guitar
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Truss rod adjustment

I have a cheap acoustic steel string guitar “Rogue”. When you press the 4th fret on the 6th string (low E) to play a G♯ that is, it makes a buzzing sound. Apparently, the string touches both ...
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Solution for a more durable acoustic guitar G string?

I’ve been playing guitar for 30 years and probably haven’t broken a string for the past 20. However my G string consistently wears out much faster than all other strings; the wrap wears on the frets ...
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Playing a specific high note on my highest string also plays a half step higher

When I try to play the eleventh fret on my high E string, it makes the vibrate-ey noise that happens when you don't down the string enough, even when I press really hard. It sounds like it's playing ...
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Gibson les paul standard (2019) 50's neck guitar's unique intonation problem

I recently bought a new non-weight relief Gibson les Paul standard with 50's neck. The guitar comes with an ABR style tune-o-matic bridge. As soon as I played it I noticed that the low "E" and "A" ...
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Sudden problem with first three frets, especially the high E string

I bought a new semi-acoustic guitar 8 months ago and it sounded absolute wonderful up until a week ago. I am experiencing that the high E string, and to a lesser degree the nearby B and G string, ...
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Repair warped front causing high strings

I've got an old Martin guitar that I want to get back into playable shape. The strings are really high on the high frets (8th fret and above) but are fine at the lower frets. The neck is pretty ...
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Using Capo to Unstring and Restring the same Strings (Acoustic Guitar)

Disclaimer: This is not a question. More of a Share-Knowledge / Technique-Discussion. Leave a Comment should this turn out to not belong in MusSE. I had an idea today. Please validate if this is ...
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(Solved) Intonation Problem (Only with High E and B Strings) in Acoustic Guitar

My Acoustic Guitar's Intonation is right in place for the bottom 4 strings, But the Top two are off. Octave is 50 Cents flat in B-string and 1 semi-tone flat in E-string. - I thought it was the ...
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How important is it to touch only one string

When playing a C or a D on the second string, my finger often also touches the first string. I have the feeling that it's bad, but I am wondering why, because if I play a note on the second string, ...
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Low E-string sounds out of tune [duplicate]

I have an issue with the low E string on my Acoustic Seagull S6 Original. Ever since I changed the strings, the E string seems to be out of tune in a weird way. When the open E is right on the spot (...
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Help Identify the brand of a guitar

I purchased a new guitar just recently. Am not able to identify the brand and it has no stickers inside to figure out. Am hoping with the pictures and markings someone can help with that. Thank you
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Restringing a pinless guitar

My little brother bought a charity shop guitar but I’ve never seen this before. It doesn’t have the pins so I’m worried if I take the strings off I won’t get them back on... are there any videos or ...
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Classical guitar: right hand finger movement when playing chord

When playing a string with the right hand, it is suggested to have the finger pushing through the string. That is to say, the finger is moving inward the guitar, rather than pluck the string outward ...
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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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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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