posted on Jan, 4 2016 @ 09:08 AM
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: Astyanax
It's always been that way, straight from the factory. It was like that when I bought it, and as long as your an experienced player -- it doesn't pose
any problem. My guitar teacher made it sing and kind of shrugged when I said it was hard for me to play.
Maybe it's the type of acoustic, it's a folk-style...
I have had problems with some acoustics also. I use a very light touch on the guitar. A guitar that requires a lot of force for clear intonation is
one I would naturally avoid. The project I am finishing up now is an example of how I avoid that condition and make sure I have the feel I like. This
set-up is often referred to as a 'slinky'.
I would stay with shorter scale length, 24 3/4 or so. Shorter strings need less tension to reach standard tuning. Also, I use .007 strings for both
the E and B, then the normal progression from there. Again, thinner strings offer less resistance to bending. If the guitar has a standard bridge this
is a great solution. If it has a trem, like my project does, it still works perfectly well but there is the added concern of maintaining proper trem
balance and position. Mine set up very nicely the first time and has never shown any hint of trouble. This has been my go-to set up for as long as I
All the ideas and advice people can offer pale in comparison to actually holding the guitar in your hands. Once you have gotten a feel for a brand and
model you can be fairly confident that the one you get will be similar. I would not recommend buying a guitar you have never actually had in your
hands. If you go to a music store and try a few different brands and models and find one you like, then you can be pretty confident that ordering one
online will be ok as long as you order the same model as the one you actually looked at.
You don't have to spend a lot to get a good playing guitar but I would recommend staying away from any brand's bottom of the line models. Even the
biggest brand names make some pretty low quality guitars, but you still have to pay for the brand name.