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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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Four strings sounding the same

I haven't played my guitar in about a few years, I've kept it in the same place for a long time in room temperature. I cant really tell if the strings are rusted or not. But four out of six strings ...
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Removable sound hole pickup for an acoustic twelve-string

I have a high-end acoustic twelve string built by the Santa Cruz guitar company. I would like to be able to amplify it when I sing with a mike. I am not willing to carve, glue, or screw into this ...
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What does 'Setting Up' my guitar actually mean?

Just this week I visited one my local music stores after a referral to the guy to have my Tanglewood acoustic guitar strings changed. Myself and a friend went in, he recommended a pair of guitar ...
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How do you play slap + specific strings at the same time?

Here's an example the tab e|-----0-----0-- B|--0--0--0--0-- G|--0--0-----0-- D|-------------- E|--x--3--x--3-- Thank you in advance
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Can Truss Rod adjustment lead to String break?

I have a Granada acoustic guitar in which I adjusted the truss rod due to high action. Prior to adjusting the truss rod I loosened up all the strings. After tightening the truss rod slightly, I re-...
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Recording an acoustic guitar using plain simple laptop mic

I had a Windows 7 laptop and the recording was doing acoustic cancellations. After disabling it the recordings (from control panel->settings->microphone) were pretty decent. Now I have a Window 10 ...
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Replacement Preamp for Yamaha APX 8D

My Yamaha APX 8D's preamplifier is broken. Does anyone know a good replacement? The guitar has a piezo pickup and a microphone. There are potentiometers for volume, treble, bass and a 9V battery ...
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Acoustic guitar with humbucker pickup sounds like an electric guitar, not acoustic

Last week I had played the first time with a PA. My acoustic guitar Epiphone ej160e using mini acoustic humbucker sounds more like a clean electric guitar, not like an acoustic. But why? Can ...
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Should I stop practice singing and switch to fingerstyle guitar?

I have been practising the guitar for more than a year now. I see some improvements in guitar skills like switching between cords faster, playing any simple riff and singing along while playing the ...
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memorizing scales in playing guitar?

I am a beginner in learning guitar, I'm struggling with the guitar theory. Some tell me one of the most important things is scale and its modes, degrees. It is admittable but I wonder if I have to ...
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Phantom power and audio interfaces

I am a guitar player and a vocalist. I want to record my acoustic guitar and singing with a microphone. Now that I have bought myself an inexpensive condenser microphone (Neewer NW-1500), I got to ...
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Buzzing sound from acoustic guitar

I was given an acoustic guitar by a friend; it produces an annoying sound when the strings are vibrating (any string, although it's loudest with the low strings), quite similar to feedback on an ...
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My acoustic guitar guitar fell to the ground, can it be fixed?

I'm having a concert tomorrow and was rehearsing today, my acoustic guitar fell to the floor 'cause the strap broke. When I picked it up, at first sight wasn't broken, but when I played, the fifth ...
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Fingers touch adjacent strings while playing chords

I started learning guitar from March '17. And I have just started learning chords. And I am facing a lot of difficulties. The most important of them is that, irrespective of how I place my ...
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Why is a zero fret so uncommon on guitars in spite of all the advantages?

Given the many advantages of using a zero fret on a guitar (as cited in this excellent answer Advantages of a zero fret) and given that with a zero fret it is easier to play chords that call for ...
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Need Learning path for beginner guitarist

I have been playing guitar for a year or so. I know basic music theory about scales, chord progression etc. I would rate myself as a person who is better than beginner but below the intermediate ...
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Changing strings on acoustic guitar - any difference in the strings in the package?

I have bought a package of strings for my guitar. Are there any differences with the strings in the package - yes there is the nylon ones for EAD and the clear ones for GAE, but apart from that? I ...
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What body style is this guitar?

Based on descriptions I've read it seems like an auditorium or grand auditorium, but I am not certain. These pictures are of another guitar of the same model as mine: http://www.guitar-museum.com/...
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Playing acoustic guitar in a dormitory room

I've been learning playing guitar (classical nylon-string) for 4 months and I practice in my dormitory room. As it has nylon strings and I don't play too much rhythm guitar, I don't think I've ...
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Will lighter strings extend an acoustic guitar's life?

Will lighter strings extend an acoustic guitar's life? I just sold an old acoustic I acquired in bad condition and restrung with new nut and saddle, whose bridge was beginning to lift out of the body....
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Acoustic finger tapping [duplicate]

What has to be done to be able to play the acoustic only on the neck with one hand without a pick or fingers in the other hand? No amps included. I think that's called finger tapping.
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When adjusting the neck of an acoustic guitar, what bending might be normal?

Recently I bought a second guitar, before I had for almost 8 years just one guitar and did not noticed that its action was quite high. When I took the guitars of others I often wondered that they ...
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Strumming all string but just one note. Something like Jimi Hendrix did

Sometime ago I found a video on Youtube showing that strumming all strings but playing just one makes the improvisation/the rhythm a lot more 'richer'. Now I see how amazing it's and I want to train, ...
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Rapid change in humidity?

I know that rapidly changing humidity would damage the guitar but how is rapid change? I live a place where the humidity is usually very high. Humidity in my house is about 80%. I have measured the ...
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How to prevent guitar's neck from bending?

Today morning, my guitar was kept on bed and I plucked the 2nd string and the sound felt as if the string had touched the neck. Well, that was just once and it sounded fine once I started practicing ...
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audio converter from guitar to piano

I'm a drummer and I don't play neither guitar nor the piano. I got an mp3 where there is only an acoustic guitar that plays chords. There is a software (or something else) that recognize the chords in ...
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Buying an expensive Guitar can't make up my mind [closed]

Any help.... I'm an intermediate player and am looking to buy either a Martin hd35 acoustic or a Gibson es335 electric. I saved up enough Chickens and my choice will probably mean I'll have to wait a ...
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why do some acoustic guitars have more bass?

Why do some acoustic guitars have more bass? I have a 1973 Alvarez Yairi acoustic that sounds awesome. It has a beautiful bass resonance and brilliant highs. I judge all other acoustic guitars by the ...
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G note on my guitar dies out quickly and has a 'thump' kind of noise

I have a Merida DG 15-SPOMCES guitar. It is a nice resonant guitar but sadly the G note just doesn't sound as good as other notes especially on the 10th fret of the 5th string (is little better on the ...
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Why does my new guitar become untuned every day?

I am learning guitar as a beginner and a few days back I bought an f-hole acoustic guitar (steel strings). And every day when I sit down to play it, the guitar tuner says that it is out of tune, ...
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Does the cold affect Acoustic guitar strings?

We had snow the other night and I forgot to grab a box of stings I had just purchased out of the truck of my car. Do you think the cold could hurt the strings ?
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Is there something wrong with my recording, I guess the timing sounds strange but I cannot tell exactly whats wrong

Today I played guitar to a backing track, it is the song Drive by Incubus. When I listen to it something sounds strange, but I cannot tell. Might it be out of time? Here is a link to my recording, ...
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Does capo quality make any difference?

I feel I was fooled by a music store. They made me buy a really expensive capo saying that it gives a better tone than normal cheap one. However, I recently bought a cheap wooden capo and I could not ...
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Why does the classic guitar have a body with that specific size and shape?

After having played a steel, cut-out acoustic, and back to my non-cut-out, nylon acoustic, I started to think "what the hell": Why so few frets? Why the body meets the neck at the 12th fret not ...
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How to learn a new guitar tuning

What techniques and practices are best to learn a new guitar tuning? I am familiar enough with standard tuning to play rhythm parts in several places and also improvise with different scales. I want ...
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What pitch should my guitar be in [duplicate]

I just started playing guitar and I got I tuner to tune my guitar as I don't know how to do it by ear. I had to choose a pitch but I wasn't sure which one so I'm a bit confused. Can somebody please ...
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How to correctly practice right-hand techniques (beginner)

As many other people, I wanted to learn how to play the guitar for years and finally made the decision to invest time regularly in order to get to a decent level. I am using a quality acoustic guitar ...
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Playing in Eb tuning with capo on the first fret

I started teaching myself how to play acoustic guitar approximately one month ago, and I can already play some basic chords and do some strumming and solos. However, my repertoire consists of some ...
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Is a Volume Control Device the Most Effective Solution to the Problem of a Noisy Acoustic Guitar?

I am in an Entrepreneurship class at the University of Calgary, and as a project, we are to come up with an idea to solve a problem. The problem I came up with relates to acoustic guitarists trying ...
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Nylon guitar neck bowing from steel strings

I went to my local music shop and asked for my classical guitar to be restrung, and he made the 3 low strings steel and the high 3 nylon even though it's a nylon guitar. Now the neck of my guitar is ...
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What are “silk and steel” strings?

I've just heard of "silk and steel" strings, but can't find out what they are. So, what are they made out of? Do they produce a significantly different amount of tension in the neck?
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Hohoner HG-13 strings

I have an old Hohoner HG-13 which I would like to buy a new set of strings. One thing I saw on the subject was guitars which use vinyl you can't use metal, this one has seems to have 3 and 3. I have ...
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How to know the action of an acoustic guitar before buying it?

The question is in the title, really. I usually play electric guitar and I'd like to learn some finger style on an acoustic guitar. Many acoustic guitar I tried are much harder to play and I've been ...
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Balancing sound of Acoustic and Electric Guitars

My band has two guitar players. One often plays acoustic while the other one plays an electric guitar. There has always been a problem balancing the volume and the frequences. While both guitars play ...
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Are there any advanced 12-string players who don't play folk?

Since I switched exclusively to the 12-string about a year ago, I'm finding it hard to find a practitioner of the 12-string that I can listen to and aspire to imitate. There are people like Lenny ...
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What strings can I use with a toy guitar? [duplicate]

The guitar is a cheap one from a toy shop and the nut to bridge measurement is 14 inches roughly.
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What is the best way to play this on the guitar?

Might I inquire as to the best way to play the note marked by the red ink? I am having trouble with the muting part of it. In "normal" cases, like the case marked by the blue ink, since the thumb ...
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What microphone is suitable for recording voice and acoustic guitar?

Recently I've been performing several songs along with my acoustic guitar, so I'd like to record them. At most I've succeeded in recording myself with a phone, but I get this really masked sound. As ...
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Does 12-54 to 13-56 gauge change require a re-setup?

I'm thinking I should switch to a slightly heavier set of strings for a better "rounded" tone, especially on the lower strings. Currently I use Martin Phosphor Bronze .12-.54 gauge, the one I'm ...
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Piezo pickup problem in acoustic guitar [closed]

I am facing an issue with Piezo pickup. I installed a cherub GTone GT-3 Piezo pickup on my guitar but i am getting high sound while playing Lower 6th string and higher 1st string . Could any one ...