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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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Is low humidity (20%) bad for wooden instruments?

I live in the Midwest USA, so that means that it is about 0 degrees Fahrenheit this time of year, or lower. This means that my home's heater is put to work in the winter months. I purchased a ...
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Guitar tuning with digital tuner

I am trying to tune my Washburn acoustic using a Stagg T-UC digital tuner, could use some help please Manual for my tuner can be found here: http://www.globalcube.net/clients/staggmusicv2/content/...
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Electric guitar for flamenco?

I recently got back my electric guitar from a friend and a fancy little amp to jam on, but I find I've become quite dependent upon the little percussive effects you get from an acoustic guitar. And I ...
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How to lower the key of a song WITHOUT changing chord shapes

I'm learning the song 'let it be' by the beatles in the key of C however, It's just a tad to high for me (The highest note that is). The key of A, or even B work completley fine and I could capo that ...
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Building an acoustic guitar

I am a student of upper bach who wants to make a acoustic guitar from scratch or with some very basic bases. I will need to do this in 2 and a half months. I could work in it 2 hours a day, 5 days a ...
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How to gain finger strength for guitar?

I have been playing guitar for about six years and a couple months ago I got an ovation celebrity. I put extra light gauge strings on it and I have noticed that since then my finger strength in my ...
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Thinking of buying a guitar that has a 'crack' where the neck meets the body.

Obviously you're not viewing this in person but is this a deal killer? It looks pretty minor to me but I don't know. It's an 80's 12 string going for $200. I actually have the same era though slightly ...
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What wood is my fretboard made from? Pics

I'm looking to polish the fretboard but I wanted to know what this was made out of first. The guitar was made by a small company, no website with all the make info, hoping it's easily identifiable.
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Yamaha G-String keeps breaking

I have a Yamaha F335 acoustic guitar, and, about two weeks ago, I restrung it using Ernie Ball Silk & Steel Regular strings. However, about a week ago, the G-string snapped around the 3rd fret, ...
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Nylon or steel strings

I have just bought myself an old acoustic guitar to learn to play. It's a'Kiso Suzuki 9502' It is presently strung with steel strings but is this correct? Regards, Marty.
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Electric Guitar String for Acoustic Guitar String?

I have a music store, I sell guitar strings, If I compare acoustic guitar string with electric guitar string, I see this on electric guitar string : 1st string = 009 2nd string = 011 3rd string = ...
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Identify chord in progression

Which chord is G+B+D+E ? It is a G in the bass. |||||| |*|||| *|||*| On guitar it's like above displays. Is it G6? The bass tones in the progression are A, F, G, A :|| and the progression I try to ...
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Are nylon guitar strings sold in a pack such that only first 3 are nylon, rest steel?

Recently ordered a pack of nylon strings, and on opening the pack realized that only the first 3 strings are nylon, but the last three (4th, 5th, and 6th) are wire-wound, and appear to be steel core. ...
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Need wider string spacing in a 6 string

I was wondering if I could replace just the neck of a 6 string acoustic to a 12 string. I've been playing bass for a number of years, so my hands feel cramped on a normal 6 string. Even tried to learn ...
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What do you think of attempting to tune an Acoustic 12-string one full step up?

Many like to tune a 12 string 1/2 to 1 full step down. I understand it reduces tension, reduces breaking the high G string and/or allows you to run thicker gauges for a fuller sound. However I ...
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Ways of reducing noise with single coil sound hole pickups

I currently use an sound hole single-coil magnetic pickup on my acoustic guitar so that I can get both a good "acoustic" guitar sound and so that I can drive electric guitar effects pedals. In some ...
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How to create a Chord Sample in Logic Pro X

I start by saying that I'm totally new to Logic Pro. I need to sample some guitar chords Just that, without strumming or anything, just play the Chord once. Is there a way I can do it using Logic ...
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Are fast chord changes about muscle memory or finger strength?

I've been playing guitar for about a few months now, and i've "mastered" the CAGED chords and theirs minor relatives. Meaning i can switch between them pretty quickly but I'm not a pro or anything. I'...
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Could Ibanez TS MINI and Laney LA10 get along with each other?

I'd like to try to overdrive an Applause AE128 via a Laney LA10; I am considering using an Ibanez TS MINI, which I plan to buy. Due to budget constraint, I am afraid that an Ibanez TS MINI may not ...
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Why do almost all modern Classical Guitars use a slotted headstock?

The benefits of a slotted headstock (left picture) over an unslotted one with vertically arranged tuning posts (right picture) seem to be largely subjective (The biggest advantage is problably that ...
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Can i use a chord scale in key signature like CDEFGABC: A CHORD SCALE

To play a song in key is there a possibility of playing a scale of chord in key signature. For example c major key CDEFGABC: In this A is the major 6, can i use A major scale A,B,C#,D,E,F#,G#,A with ...
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Guitar Acoustic Best Practice for chords hand

I am new to acoustic guitar . What is best practice for chords hand ? I want to improve my chords' hand speed .
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Fighting against the F Chord

Ok, first off, let me introduce myself: my name is Diego and I've been practising guitar(acoustic with metal strings) for about a month and a half, like five hours the day. Well, to the point: ...
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Get an electric guitar sound without an amp?

I was wondering if it is possible to get an electric guitar (used with, say an overdrive pedal) sound with an acoustic-type guitar without the use of an amp. Similar to how resonator guitars sound ...
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How to choose the right pick?

How should I choose the right pick thickness and what are the differences between them? I'm using a 0.5 m pick for extra light strings, but I don' t like it very much. What is the best pick ...
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Did i choose the right guitar to start my journey? [closed]

Sometimes when i play my guitar i have feelings like why i went to a Yamaha store and I didn't buy a Fender or Taylor ? My guitar is Yamaha f310 but I'm just wondering if i choosed the right guitar ...
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What do I need to record an acoustic guitar?

I want to try recording some music and i'm just wondering , how .. What do i need to record my acoustic guitar as a beginner ? ( i mean hardware and software ) .
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guitar strings still hurt my fingers after 6 months of play

i have been practicing my guitar for over 6 months , i use extra light gauge and also built calluses , but strings still hurt my fingers ! Any tips please ?
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Fret buzzing sound

I need help with my acoustic guitar because it keeps buzzing , any tips to stop it forever ? and how to distinguish if this is a bad quality guitar or there is something need fix ? . The neck looks ...
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what are the benefits of sound hole pickups?

1-What are the benefits of sound hole pickups? and how to choose one ? 2- Does it sound like electric guitar ?! . I'm not sure if i really have to try it .
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Is it a bad habit that I don't play guitar using my pinkie?

I don't play guitar with my pinkie and its been over 8 months now and I am starting to worry... Advice?
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Why some guitarists add a plastic gizmo in the guitar's sound hole?

I've seen so many people add something made of plastic in the sound hole of a guitar, but I don't know what it's called. So what is this and why do they use it?
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oil conditioner use inside sound box

For a low-end guitar is there a product that can be used inside the sound box to keep the wood conditioned without risking damage to wood or glue. The recently found instrument is 30+ years old; its ...
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How can I play my Venus Special without hurting my fingers?

I have a Venus Special. It looks good but it is hard to play. My fingers hurt while playing the guitar. What is the solution?
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Can I Teach Myself to Play Guitar?

Is it possible for me to teach myself to play guitar and be a good guitarist without music private lessons ?? for example : i play everyday for half an hour , and I try to play my favourite song by ...
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Why do barre chords sound bad when I play them

When I try to play one of my favourite songs, I get nervous when I know that it contains a barre chord, because they sound bad on my guitar. Other chords sound good. strings gauge : Extra Light / ...
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High action VS Low action

Can someone compare between high action and low action on guitar and which one is better , i don't know too much about them.
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Re-setting up a guitar

My new guitar is Yamaha f310. The original strings were medium but I changed them to extra light .. because I found them easier to play, and have a brighter sound ! But all I hear is a buzzing sound, ...
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Adjusting the saddle

I changed my strings'gauge from Meduim to Extra Light , Do i have to Adjust the saddle and the strings height for lower ? i mean if i'm using extra light gauge , what string height is right for me ...
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Guitar practice - Are you able to play chords with a pick?

I find it much, much much much easier to play melodically with a pick. I started out with a pick, and never tried to learn how to finger pick. However, I find that, in trying to play chords, using my ...
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A sound effect on the acoustic guitar

It can be heard, for example, in the intro of Ed Sheeran's "The A Team", 0:34, in the middle of the Queen's guitar solo of "Love of My Life", 2:54. What's the name of this short bright sound and ...
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How to prevent the extra tone from the upper part of the guitar

I have a problem with my technique especially when tapping the higher notes. There is always a tone from the upper part of the fretboard that I don't want, but having a hard time muting it. Any ideas?
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Why do my calluses have dimples?

I play the acoustic guitar casually. I have a regular sized Yamaha dreadnaught guitar, steel stringed. I play on average 3-4 times a week, and practice anywhere between 15 min to 1.5 hr. I don't ...
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Problem with choosing the right string gauge - switch from medium to extra light?

I am beginner acoustic guitar player .. My current guitar' strings are "medium" ,, but I found them hard to play, they make buzzing sound, that's why I hate my guitar now -_- and i'm thinking of ...
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Would the induced tension be approximately equal on an acoustic guitar for electric and acoustic strings of the same gauge?

Consider a set of electric strings and a set of acoustic strings. If their gauge are the same, would the electric ones in general induce less tension than the acoustic ones? Moreover, if the acoustic ...
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How does the guitar demonstrate volume?

I am doing a project in music where we have to make our own instrument and i have chosen to make a guitar. One of the questions we have to answer is; Explain how your instrument demonstrates the ...
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I want to know about this guitar. it's real yamaha product or fake? [closed]

I want to know about this guitar. it's real yamaha product or fake? plz
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Guitar String Width for Fender CD-60CE Dreadnought

I've a Fender CD-60CE Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar since 2008. It's not equal to the site, but it's the closest to mine in the site. I've changed the strings width of it so much I can't remember the ...
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Guitar Buzzing on Chords. Is this Guitar Problem or Mine?

I have bought a new YAMAHA F310 Guitar Yesterday, today when i played it i found that it is producing some buzzing noise around the Bridge but only when i play some chords(Open Strings are doing Fine)....
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Standing up acoustic guitar playing position for women

It goes without saying that women typically have different body types than men and this fact often never gets addressed when guitarists are speaking on how to position a guitar when standing up. It ...