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I broke the high E string of my semi acoustic guitar. What do I do now?

Installing a string is pretty easy and quick; I can't believe that any store would charge extra to put it on for you. (If so, can you find a different store?) But if you have any uncertainty about how ...
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I broke the high E string of my semi acoustic guitar. What do I do now?

Welcome to guitar world! Strings break sometimes - and need replacing as they're old at other times. The process is painless, and all you need to do is work out how the other strings have been fitted, ...
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I broke the high E string of my semi acoustic guitar. What do I do now?

Generally what the other answers say is correct. A string breaking is a thing that happens occasionally. Replacing a string a very straightforward process, and I do not think the music store or ...
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Storing guitar in a gig bag and hanging from a wall hook

Given that a guitar is about 3' long, hanging on a hook you could put near the ceiling, that gives a good 4' from guitar to floor. Toddler won't reach that for a year or two. Can't see how the gigbag ...
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Storing guitar in a gig bag and hanging from a wall hook

If you are worried to that degree, using a hard case for your guitar will give you a lot of extra protection. You could also put the case on top of a wardrobe, or under a bed for safekeeping. Like ...
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Other than tone, are there reasons to consider a semi-hollow over a solid body electric guitar?

I understand that semi-hollow electric guitars have a different weight and tone. I also know they can more easily cause feedback in some situations (though not a factor for me). Those are the main ...
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Other than tone, are there reasons to consider a semi-hollow over a solid body electric guitar?

One thing to consider is that the Gibson ES-335 (and perhaps other semi-hollows) does not have an opening in the back. This makes maintenance more complicated. Another consideration is that a solid ...
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Storing guitar in a gig bag and hanging from a wall hook

Hanging the guitar from a wall hook would allow you to display it as an accessory to your music room or living room and make it easily accessible. As Tim said, high enough to be out of reach of your ...
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B string vibrating automatically

Acoustic and semi acoustic guitars are prone to this sort of phenomenon - feedback. It's caused by sympathetic vibration, where an open string 'hears' its own pitch, gets excited by it, and starts to ...
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I broke the high E string of my semi acoustic guitar. What do I do now?

The high E is the most breakable string, and your ear is not used to hearing that note correctly, so as a beginner, you are likely going to go through a lot. So: Put a battery in that thing. Let it ...
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I broke the high E string of my semi acoustic guitar. What do I do now?

Here are a few extra tips: Since your guitar is new, buy an individual string to replace the broken one and one or two entire sets to have on hand…or just change the entire set if you feel so ...
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Other than tone, are there reasons to consider a semi-hollow over a solid body electric guitar?

@meetalexjohnson has provided some good reasons besides those you've already mentioned. I'll add that the body size and shape of semi-hollows are different than solid body models: Generally larger, ...
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Sudden problem with first three frets, especially the high E string

Grab a steel rule & set it edgewise on the fretboard between the E & B strings. My guess is it will rock over the 3rd or 4th fret. One is high, it's popped slightly. You can reset it by ...
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Query about setting up a guitar

Every time you change the string gauge or tuning it's a good idea to check the setup/action. When I make a major change, I like to take it to a pro to get a setup, at least on my best guitars. My ...
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I broke the high E string of my semi acoustic guitar. What do I do now?

Tuning a string instrument and replacing strings is something you will learn well before you can play anything on the instrument. Go on and get used to it, it is not hard. Be ready to sacrifice few ...
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semi-hollow guitar conversion to left handed

Though you might get some play in the system & it may change slightly with different strings, but to quickly check beforehand, put a t-square against the strings & test whether you could ...
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semi-hollow guitar conversion to left handed

Leave it, and it'll be impossible to intonate, as the bridge is 'staggered'. Left-handed bridges aren't needed. Although the fixing holes themselves may well be staggered, causing you to make two more....
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Can you attach a backplate in a semi-hollow guitar with screws?

The back plate of a semi-hollow guitar is typically glued to the body or frame for structural and tonal reasons. Gluing helps to increase the rigidity of the body and improve sustain by reducing ...
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Baby Taylor BT1e didn't make sound at venue. The next day, it was fine

In my experience whenever a situation like you describe happens it’s always a simple operator error such as the battery was dead or your volume knob was not turned up. I would say that it was the ...
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Sudden problem with first three frets, especially the high E string

If the first suggestion doesn’t work and your guitar has a truss rod, loosening the truss rod a 1/4 or 1/2 turn will probably do the trick. You can confirm this by holding down a string at the 1st and ...
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Help me pick the perfect string!

25" scale is fairly common, and often acoustic guitars with that are sold with .011s, so .010s will be fine. I'd go (and often do) to .009s, or even .008s, but that's me. With standard tuning, there ...
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getting started with solo acoustic gig

Simple answer here. Get a loop station. Use it when you need to have the rhythm that you normally play, to keep that going while you play lead over the top. Use it for layering sounds. Use it for pre-...
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Wrong note by playing G on my Ibanez

First task is to check the intonation by playing the 12th fret note fretted, and comparing it with the harmonic there. if they aren't the same, exactly, then the bridge or saddles need moving until ...
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Other than tone, are there reasons to consider a semi-hollow over a solid body electric guitar?

As the owner of a semi-hollow guitar (Washburn HB30), I can say that the neck is wider than that normally found on a solid-body. Once I tried playing a strat, and found that the strings were much ...
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Do I need an amplifier to play Epiphone ES 339 Pro?

I had a Gibson 355. You could hear it, but it wasn't a particularly pleasant sound unplugged and you had to pluck harder, which is not necessarily good for right hand technique.
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Do I need an amplifier to play Epiphone ES 339 Pro?

I have a Gibson ES-137 and it produces a surprisingly loud sound when played without an amp - I have certainly practised playing on it without using my amp (particularly when my 4 month old son is ...
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What are semi-acoustic guitars?

Slim has provided the most accurate answer. A semi acoustic guitar, as mentioned by Gibson on their website when describing their 335 series guitars, is also known as a hollow body - a hollow guitar ...
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