Encore Dreadnought Full Size Acoustic Guitar £43.99 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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* Full size.
* Blueburst front finish.
* Rosewood fretboard.
* Steel strings.

Accessories include

* Strap.
* 1 plectrum.
* Carry bag.
* Tuning pitch pipe.
* Spare high E string.

I wanted an inexpensive acoustic to make a change from playing my electric guitar, so I picked this up to mess around with.
First impressions - not bat at all for the price. Nice sound, good sustain, keeps in tune, good intonation too. The action seems a tad too high for my liking. But that's probably because I'm used to electric.

I haven’t used the pitch pipes as I have an electronic chromatic tuner. Over all, I'm quite impressed.
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#1
Would this be suitable for a complete beginner ? thinking of trying to learn before i'm too old!;)
#2
crossway
Would this be suitable for a complete beginner ? thinking of trying to learn before i'm too old!;)


I would recommend it for a beginner. However, bear in mind that when you begin playing guitar, your fingers will hurt. Play regularly and your fingers will become accustomed to it. “No pain, No gain” as they say.
#3
mdinch
crossway
Would this be suitable for a complete beginner ? thinking of trying to learn before i'm too old!;)
I would recommend it for a beginner. However, bear in mind that when you begin playing guitar, your fingers will hurt. Play regularly and your fingers will become accustomed to it. “No pain, No gain” as they say.
I remember my "bass fingers" from years back. They were hard as nails!
#4
This is definitly not good for beginners!!

The Steel strings will kill your fingertips and will turn you off playing.

You must go for a nylon string guitar also called a "classical guitar" if your a complete beginner.

You have been warned.....
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This is definitly not good for beginners!!

The Steel strings will kill your fingertips and will turn you off playing.

You must go for a nylon string guitar also called a "classical guitar" if your a complete beginner.

You have been warned.....

What are you on about? There are only three strings on a classical guitar that are nylon. Are we going to avoid using the bass strings so that we dont hurt our fingers? Hmm. I don't think so.
Fingering nylon or wire makes no difference. Either way you fingers will hurt that’s for sure!
Classical guitars have a wider neck and the strings are spaced out a little further apart too. I would find that much more difficult to play.



Edited By: mdinch on Dec 06, 2010 13:07
#6
mdinch
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This is definitly not good for beginners!!The Steel strings will kill your fingertips and will turn you off playing.You must go for a nylon string guitar also called a "classical guitar" if your a complete beginner.You have been warned.....
What are you on about? There are only three strings on a classical guitar that are nylon. Are we going to avoid using the bass strings so that we dont hurt our fingers? Hmm. I don't think so.Fingering nylon or wire makes no difference. Either way you fingers will hurt that’s for sure!Classical guitars have a wider neck and the strings are spaced out a little further apart too. I would find that much more difficult to play.

Now i am in a dilemma - this argos one or trying to hunt down the nylon string one listed on here at Lidl! arghhhh oO
#7
That all depends on the style of music you want to play. Here are some buying tips..
http://www.abclearnguitar.com/guitar-buying-tips.html
http://musiced.about.com/od/beginnersguide/qt/buyguitar.htm
http://www.chrisbsmusic.com/guitbuytip.html

Go to a guitar shop and try out an acoustic, classical and an electric guitar and see for your self.
#8
mdinch
That all depends on the style of music you want to play. Here are some buying tips..http://www.abclearnguitar.com/guitar-buying-tips.htmlhttp://musiced.about.com/od/beginnersguide/qt/buyguitar.htmhttp://www.chrisbsmusic.com/guitbuytip.htmlGo to a guitar shop and try out an acoustic, classical and an electric guitar and see for your self.

Thanks for that :)
#9
unless you want to play classical guitar, don't buy a classical guitar. Man up and play through the pain, it's worth it when you come out the other side :)

this is probably ok for a beginner.
#10
crossway
Would this be suitable for a complete beginner ? thinking of trying to learn before i'm too old!;)


It'll be ideal. If you like blue. Fingers hurting is par for the course, it'll make no odds.

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