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Encore Dreadnought Full Size Acoustic Guitar £43.99 @ Argos
Encore Dreadnought Full Size Acoustic Guitar £43.99 @ Argos

Encore Dreadnought Full Size Acoustic Guitar £43.99 @ Argos

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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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Would this be suitable for a complete beginner ? thinking of trying to learn before i'm too old!;)

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crossway

Would this be suitable for a complete beginner ? thinking of trying to … 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.

mdinch

I would recommend it for a beginner. However, bear in mind that when you … 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!

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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Conspiricy

This is definitly not good for beginners!!The Steel strings will kill … 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" 6th Dec 2010

mdinch

What are you on about? There are only three strings on a classical guitar … 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

mdinch

That all depends on the style of music you want to play. Here are some … 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

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.

crossway

Would this be suitable for a complete beginner ? thinking of trying to … 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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