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Acoustic guitar advice (buying online today vs decision paralysis)

Amazon.ca (that's Canada) has some big discounts on acoustic guitars. As an acoustic newbie, should I take the plunge, or is purchasing one without trying it first a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by sylvanshine on Jul 15, 2015 - 12 answers

How do I EBay: Selling Vinyl Records and a Guitar edition

This is a two-part question on how to properly and responsibly sell on EBay 1) used vinyl records and 2) a used guitar. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Mar 22, 2015 - 8 answers

Guitar Shopping Made Easy, I Hope

Help me find a killer acoustic guitar for my 27 year old son. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on Dec 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Acoustic duo.. help

Looking for the best songs to play with two acoustic guitars, any genre. [more inside]
posted by pwally on Nov 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Buying guitars: is it normal to get the one you see and play in the shop?

Buying guitars: is it normal to get the one you see and play in the shop? [more inside]
posted by fry on May 22, 2012 - 33 answers

Are custom guitars any good?

Some random guy on Craigslist makes guitars. Should I buy one? [more inside]
posted by VTX on Feb 9, 2012 - 14 answers

Acoustic guitar with electric pickups?

Is Tracy Chapman's guitar in this video (best shots are in the first 10 seconds) a custom jobbie, or is an acoustic with electric pickups a thing that can be bought off the rack? [more inside]
posted by CKmtl on Dec 27, 2011 - 17 answers

Guitar recommendations, give me yours!

Electric guitar for small hands, help me choose one? [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Dec 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Trumpets & Violins

I've always enjoyed mariachi music when I've heard it, but am now wanting to explore a little deeper. Keeping in mind that I know next to nothing, steer me towards some of the greats. [more inside]
posted by ericthegardener on Sep 10, 2011 - 5 answers

Guitar for a 5-year old. Which one? Where to buy?

Planning a birthday present for my daughter, who will be 5 soon. She's been interested in guitars, and I'd love to get her one to mess around on. Ideally it would be small, not too expensive, but good enough to feel 'real'. I don't know much about guitars. What's a good one to buy? Is there an online outlet for such things you would recommend?
posted by feckless on Jul 28, 2011 - 26 answers

Please help my dad get a fair deal on a used Fender Telecaster.

What's a fair price for a second hand US made Fender Telecaster 52 Reissue and what's the market like? I'm hoping to prevent my dad from getting ripped off. [more inside]
posted by peripathetic on Jul 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Fretting about fretting.

I want to become a luthier. Please give me advice. [more inside]
posted by gonzo_ID on May 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Meow, meow, meow, plink, plonk, plink.

Where is this image from? [more inside]
posted by magnificent frigatebird on Apr 15, 2011 - 3 answers

How old is this Marshall amp?

Can you accurately date this Marshall amp for me and/or give me a rough price estimate? [more inside]
posted by Zero Gravitas on Mar 23, 2011 - 7 answers

I want this one to go to 11

Help me restore this amazing Orville by Gibson ES-175 to it's former glory. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Oct 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Question about speaker resistance and stuff...

Using two cabs with my guitar amp- which outputs should I use? [more inside]
posted by gally99 on Jun 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Want Martin to Arrive in One Piece!

Flying With a Guitar? [more inside]
posted by Danf on Mar 30, 2010 - 10 answers

What is a mint 1975 guild d40nt worth?

What is a mint 1975 guild d40 NT worth?
posted by Rlocurto on Feb 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Guitar ID?

Guitar identification... [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Dec 5, 2009 - 2 answers

I Wanna Rock

What guitar/gear should I buy? [more inside]
posted by troywestfield on Sep 25, 2009 - 15 answers

Is it possible to tune this toy guitar?

Are Hearthsong's "Play & Learn" kids' guitars tunable? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Aug 20, 2009 - 2 answers

What's This Guitar-Filter?

Can anyone identify this guitar? It's a Gretsch, obvs, but which one? [more inside]
posted by provocateur on Feb 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Guitar-Album-Intro me !

Guitar-Album-Intro me ! [more inside]
posted by querty on Dec 15, 2008 - 17 answers

Tremolo arm for my seven string?

Help me find a tremolo arm for an Ibanez 7 string guitar! [more inside]
posted by pocketfluff on Aug 1, 2008 - 1 answer

Looking for a Hagstrom Super Swede

Where can I get a hagstrom super swede electric guitar in vintage sunburst? [more inside]
posted by bigspoon on May 27, 2008 - 1 answer

Can I or someone else repair my Godin Multiac?

Problem with Godin Multiac Nylon String Synth-access guitar - specifically the RMC pickup. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier on May 5, 2008 - 1 answer

Kid rock!

My teenage son (fifteen) has decided he wants to play the guitar. What guitar? [more inside]
posted by cedar on Jan 4, 2008 - 23 answers

Acoustic/electric vs. acoustic

Dear home recorders - in your experience(s), can an acoustic/electric hybrid guitar ever sound as good as a properly mic'ed acoustic guitar, given guitars of comparable quality/price?
posted by xmutex on Jan 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Rusty frets, no obvious damp?

I recently got one of my guitars out of its case to find the frets covered in green stuff, and small patches of rust on a few of them.... [more inside]
posted by chrissyboy on Dec 13, 2007 - 13 answers

Good places for me to sell my used cds, books, guitars and old computer/computer parts in London, that would offer me reasonable/good money?

Good places for me to sell my used cds, books, guitars and old computer/computer parts in London, that would offer me reasonable/good money? (You'll be helping me pay my bills - any help much appreciated!)
posted by Ira.metafilter on Dec 13, 2007 - 3 answers

Oh sing me a song 'bout a Dobro

Should I dump my dreadnought for a resonator guitar? [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Aug 21, 2007 - 4 answers

Music like the Silversun Pickups' Lazy Eye

Need music suggestions for a specific style -- minimalist, guitar-heavy, dense, layered, trance-like. Recent example: Silversun Pickups' "Lazy Eye." [more inside]
posted by frogan on May 5, 2007 - 43 answers

What is the best guitar/amp setup for a Kid (and me)?

So I'm thinking about getting this for my kid on his birthday. Wondering if we can do better and also..... [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Sep 14, 2006 - 7 answers

I feel like a guitard

I'm left-handed, but I'm torn as to whether I should invest in left or right-handed instruments. Any musicians care to provide some direction? [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli on Jul 26, 2006 - 30 answers

How much for that tele-deluxe in the window?

How do guitars and other musical gear get priced on the retail end? [more inside]
posted by bardic on Feb 23, 2006 - 12 answers

'65 Mustang

Electric Guitar Filter: 1965 Fender Mustang. Suck or not? I've looked it up and as it is considered a "student" guitar it's not supposed to be worth much however; [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Dec 6, 2005 - 5 answers

You look like you've been losing sleep said a stranger on a train.

I have developed an unhealthy obsession with Juno, Swervedriver, The Appleseed Cast, Compound Red and Art of Fighting. What other bands would you suggest in the same vein?
posted by signal on Nov 22, 2005 - 14 answers

What kind of guitar should I buy?

I want to treat myself to a guitar. It's for fun, to play for my own benefit and to do a bit of home recording on my iBook. I don't have any grand plans to play live or join a band. But I'm racked with indecision about what kind of guitar to buy - should I go for an acoustic, a semi-acoustic, or an electro-acoustic? [MI] [more inside]
posted by reynir on Nov 4, 2005 - 15 answers

Can you take a guitar on a plane these days ?

I am flying to another city soon and would like take my guitar with me. On the plane--not as baggage. I would like to read about the experiences of anyone here who has tried to do the same. My research thus far yields no fixed answer.
posted by y2karl on Oct 9, 2005 - 18 answers

What £300-£500 guitar to buy?

What electric guitar should I buy? I currently have a dreadful Encore (£60 second hand) and need advice on a second guitar. Budget: £300 - £500. Music style: tech/math rock. Skill level: been playing for two months, practice two hours a day. I need advice on: makes and models, where to buy from, whether to buy new or used. I don't care about name-brands - I just want something good.
posted by pollystark on Sep 19, 2005 - 15 answers

Houston Guitar Lessons

I am looking to take guitar lessons this summer, and am wondering if anyone here knows any good places to for them in Houston?
posted by Sangermaine on May 29, 2005 - 1 answer

Differences among guitars

What, technically speaking, is generally the difference between, say, a $700 Gibson SG and a $2200 Gibson SG? "You just gotta feel it man" wouldn't really help!
posted by xmutex on May 9, 2005 - 14 answers

Gutar Man

My 13 yr. old son has been taking electric guitar lessons for about a year and is getting ready to spend his hard earned money on a new guitar. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by rtimmel on Mar 7, 2005 - 25 answers


I want to build a guitar from parts, I've figured out most things but I can't find a reference on placing the pickups. [more inside]
posted by substrate on Feb 20, 2005 - 6 answers

Guitar Filter: can you help me identify this Gibson Guitar?

Guitar Filter: Can you ID this Gibson guitar? [more inside]
posted by jackofsaxons on Jan 10, 2005 - 22 answers

What sites should a beginning guitarist visit?

What are the best sites for a beginning guitarist? Really basic stuff and where to go from there. More inside if I can figure it out... I'm a teacher and I have some links to offer... [more inside]
posted by Cryptical Envelopment on Nov 26, 2004 - 6 answers

Electric Guitar

Does anyone have a recommendation for a cheap, but great sounding electric guitar, say in the $300-600 range? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Tommy Gnosis on Nov 24, 2004 - 14 answers

What are your favorite guitar scales and chords? Web resources?

Guitarists: What are some of your favorite scales and chords? How about guitar-related web resources? Finally, are there any other lefty guitarists in Metaland, or am I the only one?
posted by baphomet on Nov 22, 2004 - 24 answers

Fretboard Hangers-ons

What are the three things on the body (just above the fretboard) of Jeff Tweedy's guitar in this picture? I've been seeing them on that guitar at Wilco shows for years, and have never been able to figure out what they are. At some shows, it seemed like they were glowing, but it could have just been the stage lights.
posted by COBRA! on Oct 27, 2004 - 8 answers

Upgrading Epiphone Guitar

Tone Filter. I have an Epiphone Dot (Gibson ES335 copy) semi-acoustic, hollow body guitar. I love it, but I'm thinking of upgrading the pickups and tone pots, as well as the tuning machines. For the machines, I think I'll go with Planet Waves Auto-Trim Tuning Machines, as I love a locking machine. But I'm at a loss WRT choosing pickups. I play through a Mesa Boogie Mark IV, and I want a real crisp rhythm tone, perhaps even a little weak in the midrange, and I want a clean, fat solo tone that I can always run through the "rhythm 2" channel or "lead" channel on the Mark IV for blues or serious overdrive. As far as pots go, I'm in the dark.
Any Suggestions?
posted by gnz2001 on Oct 15, 2004 - 5 answers

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