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The "smaller" of the two looks to be a smaller body, like an "Auditorium" sized compared to the "Dreadnought" you bought. The Dread was created to start fighting the volume wars against banjos and violins. I'm a big guy and find them annoying to reach around myself, so I totally get it being a problem for smaller people. Of ...


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As others have said, choosing a guitar based on how it feels to you is what you should try to do. If it is not comfortable to you, you probably aren't going to play it for any appreciable amount of time over the long term. I wanted to chime in, because I haven't seen others suggest this yet: You may want to seek out what is called a "parlor" ...


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You typically shouldn't choose the guitar based on your size - sure, if you are tiny, a huge guitar may be a challenge, or if you have massive fingers a narrow fretboard may be less than ideal - but in general you should choose them based on how they feel to you (with additional criteria being tone, looks and so on.) A full size guitar is typically louder - ...


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One thing that helped me was learning to only touch the back of the neck with the tip of my thumb. Not the meaty part, and above all, don't try to hold onto it like a baseball bat. Also, try to keep your wrist as straight as you can. You will likely need to hold the guitar higher up your torso and with the neck at a different angle that what you have been ...


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The Yamaha has a slightly wider neck than, say, a Fender acoustic, so unless you can find a guitar with a wider neck, like a classical style guitar, you'll have to be careful how you fret. It may be that you're pressing too hard anyway - most beginners and a lot of more experienced guitarists tend to do that. By pressing too hard, you're squashing the fleshy ...


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