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Tips for shopping for a mid-level acoustic guitar

I have about $300-400 to spend on a new acoustic guitar that will be gifted to someone who is a classically-trained pianist but would be a beginner on this particular instrument, someone who wants to play music in the vein of Cat Stevens (i.e., pop-folk). There are simply so many options out there that I thought I would ask this site for advice. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jun 10, 2014 - 27 answers

Digital piano/electric keyboard/whatever. What should I buy and where?

I've come into a bit of money and am ready to finally shell out for a nice weighted-key digital piano. I'm in the SF Bay area, have Amazon Prime, but don't know where I should go to try things out and buy them. I'm working with a $500-600 budget. My preferences are in the... [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Jan 7, 2014 - 15 answers

Keep me entertained: Hong Kong edition

Hong Kong filter: I'm spending the weekend in Hong Kong, with no specific goals. Help me come up with some non-tourist trap things to do. [more inside]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Nov 21, 2012 - 12 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

Where can I find cheap bulk 256mb usb drives?

Where can I get a pack of four or five 256/512 mb usb flash drives to be used as give-aways? [more inside]
posted by robobrent on Apr 13, 2011 - 19 answers

Which banjo should I buy?

What to look out for when buying a banjo? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Oct 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me be less evil

Is there such a thing as an independent, online music store? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Sep 11, 2009 - 27 answers

Will you please help me start shopping for a music keyboard?

How do I start to shop for a new music keyboard? I sing classical music (art song), but I like to play with the fun sounds and possibly play out - with a "real" pianist. My 12-year-old KT-88 seems to be slowly dying. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Candy shaped like musical notes

I am looking for small candies shaped like musical notes. Searches on Google and Froogle (Google Product Search) turn up nothing useful. Can anyone suggest a supplier, please?
posted by zainsubani on Mar 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Most piano-like 88-key portable digital keyboard under $1000.

I've searched desperately and extensively for reviews on digital pianos and find them lacking. Please share your experiences with looking for pianos and/or your (dis)satisfaction with your digital piano. Differences between brands welcomed. I'm looking for an 88-key portable digital piano that feels and sounds most like a real, acoustic piano, I don't care about bells and whistles. The only thing is it must have USB/MIDI ports. Thanks!
posted by shmooly on Jan 21, 2009 - 15 answers

Need a Cheap Guitar

What should I look for in a $50 guitar? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Sep 26, 2008 - 23 answers

I'm buying a drum set for the first time. What advice would you offer me?

AskMe Musicians - I'm buying a drum set for the first time. What advice would you offer me? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Feb 15, 2008 - 14 answers

Retro-metro(nome)?

Please refer me to a music shop (either online or in the MSP area) that sells classic metronomes (classic-looking, that is - either wood or metal).
posted by B-squared on Dec 17, 2007 - 3 answers

Best value for storage on an MP3 player?

What MP3 player has the best storage-capacity-to-price value? [more inside]
posted by p3on on Dec 13, 2007 - 16 answers

Feeding the starving artists.

What are the most effective ways to monetarily support my favorite artists? [more inside]
posted by sarahsynonymous on Dec 26, 2006 - 13 answers

Google says: Press Association, Personal Assistant, Penny Arcade, Pennsylvania

Need to put together a PA for a music venue [more inside]
posted by Leon on Dec 15, 2006 - 11 answers

Good cheap wholesale music distributors

I work at an independent used book and music shop in the US, and know about Daedalus and Scorpio. Help me find other wholesalers of classic jazz, blues, country, rock and punk CDs. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Nov 1, 2006 - 3 answers

Shimauta

OkinawanMusicFilter: I live in New York City and want to buy some recordings of Okinawan music, but I don't want to pay $30 an album. Is there anywhere in the city or online where I can get them for less? To give you an example of what I am looking for, I really like the collection at Far Side Music, an English website.
posted by billtron on Oct 22, 2006 - 1 answer

How much cello can I get for $500?

I'd like to buy a cello for around $500. I know nothing about celli. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 27, 2005 - 18 answers

Where can I buy Junkanoo?

I just came back from the Bahamas, and was lucky enough to see some live Junkanoo music performed on the street. Where can I find (preferably live) recordings of Junkanoo bands?
posted by swift on Nov 29, 2005 - 2 answers

Cheap music CDs online store?

A while ago (a few weeks, a couple months?) I found a online music store that had just been started as some sort of experiment by a larger company. It sold CDs at close to music club prices, but without the subscription. In fact, the parent company might have been BMG or Columbia House. Now I can't find my bookmark, and I can't find it on Google. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Alternatively, can you tell me the best places to buy music CDs online?
posted by tsackett on Mar 8, 2005 - 7 answers

Record Store near Los Angeles' Seventh Street Metro?

Is there a record store somewhere in downtown L.A., near the 7th St. metro stop? For various complicated reasons, I'm stuck in downtown and desperately need CDs! [more inside]
posted by josh on Jun 18, 2004 - 8 answers

Piano keyboard recommendations

I'm looking to buy a music keyboard for up to £300. I basically want one that's as near to a proper piano as I can, but my needs are: 61 keys (preferably weighted), connectivity to a computer (therefore not much need for extra bells and whistles on the actual keyboard), touch sensitivity, option for pedal/sustain, and a really good array of spectacular sounds. Can anyone help with a make/model? I can't find anywhere that gives an unbiased view of buying a keyboard... [more inside]
posted by wibbler on Dec 26, 2003 - 9 answers

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