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Hobgoblin Steve
08-28-2009, 08:16 PM
So ive been thinking a nice thing to have around the house is a 3/4ths nylon stringer. I dont play guitar, however would toy around with it. Im not looking to spend alot, but I would like for it to sound nice.
Im guessing a good estimate is somewhere around 100$.

suggestions?

edit: Id like for it to be a small sized easy from uke to guitar size. so probably a junior would be ok I guess (thoughts?)

HoldinCoffee
08-28-2009, 11:37 PM
Yamaha makes a good 3/4 size that you can find for $100. And Amigo has one for a bit less than 100, its actually a nice little guitar but only 12 frets to the body. If you can find a used Baby Taylor, that'd be the best way to go... or maybe even a used Martin Backpacker. Check Elderly.com

KC8AFW
08-29-2009, 08:47 AM
Here's one that I want: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-CGS102A-1-2-Size-Classical-Guitar-102460417-i1435330.gc

They have one at my local GC. I picked it up and played it like a uke (holding it with no strap) and it felt pretty good. It's not much bigger than a baritone ukulele. I thought about getting it and tuning it like a guitalele (ADGCEA).

ChiyoDad
08-29-2009, 03:13 PM
Spend a little more and get the Yamaha CS40. It's really 3/4 sized (not 7/8 as advertised). It's just a few mm longer in scale than the the CGS103A.

CGS102A is 1/2 sized.

The Yamaha Guitalele is 1/4 sized.

Hobgoblin Steve
08-29-2009, 04:43 PM
what about a junior guitar? whats the difference between a 3/4ths or a 1/2 vs a jr?

Hobgoblin Steve
08-29-2009, 05:04 PM
So ive been thinking a nice thing to have around the house is a 3/4ths nylon stringer. I dont play guitar, however would toy around with it. Im not looking to spend alot, but I would like for it to sound nice.
Im guessing a good estimate is somewhere around 100$.

suggestions?

edit: Id like for it to be a small sized easy from uke to guitar size. so probably a junior would be ok I guess (thoughts?)

unless you guys think it wouldnt really be that much of a problem to learn standard

HoldinCoffee
08-30-2009, 07:37 AM
A 3/4 size is still bigger than a baritone ukulele. The fretboard is the same width as a full sized guitar. But the body of a full sized guitar is bigger so you'll get a bigger sound. For that reason, I'd get a full size. However, guitars are grotesquely gigantic and huge! Hard to carry on a bus. For that reason, I'd get the 3/4.

I play my 3/4 size more often than my regular sized one (actually, I NEVER play my regular sized one). Another factor is the price. If you look, you can find some very nice 3/4 sizes at a price unheard of for larger models. Case-in-point, Baby Talyor. Where are you gonna find a new solid-wood Taylor guitar for $300? Baby Taylor!! Used for $100 is not unheard of. But they get bought up pretty quick.

So I say, go for the 3/4! Yamaha or even Seagull might be a good place to start looking. :cheers:

ricdoug
08-30-2009, 08:50 PM
I have a very compact acoustic guitar (that has to be played electric). It has a full length 24 3/4 scale and is very easy to play. It only weighs 3 pounds and can be stowed in the overhead luggage compartments of aircraft. It only weighs in at 3 pounds. It sounds like a large bodied dreadnought. Mine is steel stringed, but it is also available in a nylon string version. Ric

http://www.travelerguitar.com

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Traveler-Guitar-Traveler-Ultra-Light-Nylon-Acoustic-Guitar-?sku=508171

http://www.travelerguitar.com/images/ultraLightNylonPageHead.jpg

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/TravelerUltraLight4.JPG

Hobgoblin Steve
09-23-2009, 04:05 PM
anybody have any info on this?
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Dean-Playmate-J-7-8-Size-Acoustic-Guitar-519942-i1150841.gc

ricdoug
09-23-2009, 08:55 PM
Steve, go with a full size Dreadnought in that price range. You'll get a more full bodied tone with more volume. The strings on a guitar are closer together, than on a ukulele. A larger guitar will be easier to fit your fingers on the fretboard. 7/8's is too close to full size to not get one. Myself and several others own this one:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rogue-RA100D-Dreadnought-Guitar?sku=511192

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/6/1/3/374613.jpg

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/0/8/4/229084.jpg

They have good intonation, low action, quality tuners and sound great. I own several Martins, but this is the one I carry around. It's a workhorse. Ric

Hobgoblin Steve
09-24-2009, 10:55 AM
what do you guys think about a junior sized acoustic?
I have access to a steel stringed Gibson (dads) but Ideally I want something still small enough that I can just mess around with. I still like the idea of nylon strings though, so Im still not too sure of what to get.

UkuleleHill
09-24-2009, 12:42 PM
Get what you like. I am getting a classical cause I never play my steel string...

I would say go with what you think you will play more. I have considered a 3/4 or a 1/2 scale but decided to go with the full length instead. My biggest suggestion would be to go to guitar center or yout local music store, and try out a 1/2 3/4 and full scale and see what You like. Also take your time... Just like a ukulele best to take time deciding before just going with whatever...

Hobgoblin Steve
09-28-2009, 06:07 PM
so I was offered this for 135$
needless to say I bought it, wasnt what I was exactly looking for, but hey, its a great deal.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Takamine-G-Series-341SC-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar?sku=516295&src=3WFRWXX&ZYXSEM=0&CAWELAID=26043256

edit: I get it on friday

dentuke
09-29-2009, 02:44 AM
Looks like a good deal..... I have a Cordoba Dolche 7/8's that is wonderfull and the Cordoba Cadet beats out many nylon string guitars 3 times its price..... You could find these new on sale for 180.00......

RevWill
09-29-2009, 03:25 AM
so I was offered this for 135$
needless to say I bought it, wasnt what I was exactly looking for, but hey, its a great deal.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Takamine-G-Series-341SC-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar?sku=516295&src=3WFRWXX&ZYXSEM=0&CAWELAID=26043256

edit: I get it on friday

Great deal! That should be a good guitar.

Hobgoblin Steve
09-29-2009, 03:16 PM
yeah I get it on Friday so ill take some pics If I can

Hobgoblin Steve
10-03-2009, 06:26 AM
complete with my inability to hold a camera straight...

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b126/Alderuen/DSC00527.jpg

UkuleleHill
10-06-2009, 08:43 AM
You need an electric uke now ;) Looks great!