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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How to choose a Direct Box for plug my Acoustic guitar to the level line of my Audio Interface

I have a Scarlett 4i4 Audio interface and I would like to plug my Acoustic guitar in one of the two back side lines (and keep free the two in front for two mics), I have understood that I need first ...
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Record condenser mic and acoustic guitar in the same time?

I am wondering if with Audio interfaces such as the Scarlett 4i4 is it possible to plug a mic with +48V phantom power in line 1 and plug a guitar into line 2? I mean, if I activate the +48V power, I ...
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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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Guitar strings too high off the fretboard

I have an issue whis this Yamaha acoustic guitar that i bought a year ago. The higher frets are really high up the frets as you can see in the picture which makes them really hard to press. Also as ...
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Can I become a good guitarist by just playing other's arrangements?

It's been a whole year since I bought my first acoustic guitar and I've only learned a couple of chords, how to read a simple tab and some easy fingerstyle songs. So I'm just wondering whether it's a ...
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Replace nylon strings with steel ones on a guitar made for steel strings

I recently bought a guitar from a friend and it has nylon strings. He said it originally came with steel strings, but for some reason he replaced them with nylon. I'd like to know if it will bring any ...
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Is it safe to use distortion or overdrive with an acoustic amp?

I'm running an acoustic/electric guitar into a small Fishman acoustic amp, and need a little boost sometimes. I've considered using an overdrive pedal I have, but I want to make sure it's okay to do ...
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Is it possible to tune a short scale (22.4") acoustic guitar up to ADGCEa with 10-47 strings?

I'm considering getting this guitar: http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_ds_10_mini.htm?ref=search_rslt_benton+mini_321012_0 According to the description, the scale is 568mm (~22.36") and it comes ...
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My brand new acoustic guitar's bridge has crack?

Alright So today I received my Kadence Frontier Series which I had ordered online. The guitar's sound is really cool and everything else was good until I found a thin crack at the bridge. What should ...
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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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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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What defines the loudness of an acoustic guitar?

I would like a loud sound without any amplification (purely acoustic sound). Which guitar traits affect it? Do you recommend any particular styles or brands of guitar? I assume that guitars with ...
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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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Musical notes for single string lead acoustic guitar [closed]

Question Edited I wrote the guitar strumming notes of a song on a music street on one staff, now I am trying to write the lead notes on another staff. The lead part consists of single string notes. I ...
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How should guitar strumming patterns be represented in music notation?

I am new to sheet music and I am basically a programmer. I am trying to blend technology with music and display the tabs on the screen like so for my son's YouTube channel. Now I want to integrate ...
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Why do classical guitars necks meet the body at fret 12th and steel strings at fret 14th?

Is there a reason for this? What exactly is the reasoning behind it?
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When recording acoustic guitar with a pickup, minor mistakes become notable. Solutions?

The mistakes are that I can hear the sound of sliding the finger quickly when removing it properly (I don't really slide it between notes, it's a minor slide while removing the finger) and the sound ...
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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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Making an acoustic guitar sound like an electric guitar or vice versa

I'd like to get electric and acoustic sounds from one guitar. The Fender Acoustasonic is too expensive...$2k. Does one get better results turning an acoustic into an electric or vice versa? Do the ...
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What do I need to do to make a left-handed guitar right-handed?

I know the title probably sounds psychotic. My brother (leftie) got a left handed guitar around a year and a half ago from a family friend. He decided it wasn't for him and switched the strings to ...
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How much is nut-width and neck-width a worry for finger-style playing?

As a mid-life learner of Acoustic Guitar, my collection is extremely humble and comprises of 2 beginner-level (i.e. laminated, entry-level range) steel-string acoustic guitars - both of which are cut-...
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Right-handed newbie with dodgy left index finger tip (knuckle) - What to do?

I have never played guitar or had any lessons in my life, and at the ripe old age of 40, I just decided I wanted to learn how to play. So this week I just bought a Yamaha F310 as it seemed to be ...
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Memorizing notes on guitar fretboard

I have 2 questions, which are somehow interrelated. Learning which-note-corresponds-to-which-fret-position was told to me as an extremely important task for any guitarist who want to get better at it....
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Should an alternating bass line move in the direction of the next chord's root note?

When alternate picking on the guitar (i.e. playing a bass line) from the I to the V or iii, I have noticed that it seems a standard practice for some musicians to choose the note nearest the root of ...
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Need help identifying a guitar [closed]

I really like the sound and look of this classical acoustic. Can anyone help me identify it? Thank you!
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When to use open note or closed note for solo on acoustic guitar for the same pitch?

Suppose you want to hit E5 (which is 0 fret on 1st string) in a passage of your solo, what are the reasons you'd pick the open note or the closed note on 5th fret 2nd string? In general for electric ...
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Is it possible to get a mandolin style tremolo on an acoustic guitar?

Somewhat inspired by my other question about the pipa I believe the Mandolin's unique sound comes from the tremolo made possible by double coursing. Is it possible in principle to get a similar sound ...
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Trouble with barre

I am having trouble playing pieces that require barre technique. I am currently playing Francisco Tarrega's "Gran Vals". In that piece, for example, if I try and barre the second fret only ...
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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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Should guitar strings be evenly spaced?

I decided to learn how to play the guitar so I bought one which arrived yesterday. At first it seemed okay although it did take a while to tune. However, it constantly sounds a bit off compared to ...
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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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Best type/way of scale to start practicing and how to move on? [duplicate]

Learning for past 8 months.. chords are coming up well.. trying now to learn scales (after knowing those are the foundation)... Started with E chromatic scale (2 octaves across first 4 frets) with ...
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Will switching tunings affect my guitar's action or truss rod?

I have an ovation acoustic guitar. It's only about a year or two old. However it's always had terrible action (though this might be an issue with its been width). It was so bad that I was tuning to D ...
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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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Recommendations for dobro instruction books [closed]

I’m a mostly self taught, intermediate guitar player. I recently started playing dobro in open G tuning and love it. I’m looking for recommendations for instruction books. I want to learn harmonized ...
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Acoustic Guitar: Remove gloss coating from an inexpensive acoustic

I have just bought an inexpensive acoustic guitar. The guitar has a gloss coat on over the wood like most higher end ones, and I'm not the biggest fan of the shine. If this was a higher end guitar I'd ...
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What kind of glue to attach a pickguard to the face of an acoustic guitar?

Years ago I had a luthier make me a custom pickguard for my acoustic guitar. The glue has aged and the pickguard is separating from the face of the guitar. What kind of glue should I use to reattach ...
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Would my 12 string guitar break if i added pairs of strings instead of octaves and removed the last low-E string?

I've heard of lots of famous musicians doing this, for example Ariel Camacho. And their guitars never break. I'm wondering if I added pairs of strings and removed the last low-E string, would it break?...
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Playing Classical Guitar Pieces on a Steel-String Guitar

I'm an acoustic guitar player but have recently developed an interest in classical guitar. I'm not quite at liberty to buy a classical guitar (with nylon strings and what not) and the stool thingy, ...
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How to fix dissonant legato scale technique hammer-ons on acoustic guitar?

I was trying to do the technique described in this video on my acoustic guitar. My hammer-ons sounded really dissonant once I got to around the 12th fret and above: ...
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Doing big stretch with pinky on guitar

I was wondering about how some guitarists can reach some pretty big stretch between their ring finger and their pinky finger. We can clearly see they have a big gap between their ring and their pinky ...
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Are these type of "Horizonal" wall mounts safe for hanging a guitar with a gigbag

I did read this thread Storing guitar in a gig bag and hanging from a wall hook. It concluded with a "don't hang with a gigbag, it becomes a big barrier between playing the guitar often and ...
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how to play an open Bm on the 7th fret of the guitar

I am trying to work out what the chords are to a song by the band Oasis which uses an open string Bm chord up on the 7th fret but I can't figure out the fingering. I know how to play a Bm chord as a ...
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Learning to play Guitar, but how can I find the right size for me?

I've already bought a basic Acoustic Guitar off Amazon, but it's uncomfortable to play. I know the correct positioning to hold the Guitar, its just instead of my right shoulder resting down in the ...
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My guitar plays out of tune on the high e on fretted notes up the neck

I have a 1980 Washburn prairie song custom. I seem to remember it playing perfectly when I first started taking lessons, but about 2 years ago my guitar teacher gave me some strings, and after I ...
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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 ...
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Fingers touching adjacent strings while playing guitar

Need advise, bought guitar last week and gone throught 100s of vids on youtube for biginners, how to hold, tune,chords all that but one thing that is discouraging me is my fingers touching the other ...
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How do I tune my guitar like a bajo sexto

I was just wondering how to tune my guitar to sound like a bajo sexto. I watched a video on YouTube, but it was confusing.
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What's the purpose of the dual saddle on my 12-string guitar?

I have an old 12-string Harmony H1230 which has an unusual (?) double saddle: More photos at http://harmony.demont.net/guitars/H1230/39.htm. The Harmony catalog description, at that site, says "......
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What is the point of 12 string electric guitars?

As I understand the concept of a 12 string acoustic is that the doubling of strings gives the acoustic instrument a greater sonority, more volume, and a very nice full, rounded sound. So I was just ...

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