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hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby zim » 23 Jul 2019, 17:47

years ago i asked you about classical guitar recommendations but i can't seem to find the thread :frown:

any recommendations for a classical / acoustic guitar around the $1000 range?
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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby Shredlord » 29 Aug 2019, 18:11

Sorry, I just saw this. Cordoba and Kremona make pretty good guitars in that range.
https://www.guitarsalon.com/store/p3437 ... 9quot.html
https://www.guitarcenter.com/product-de ... 1283787199

A used guitar can be a good deal, too. https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Jose- ... -Guitar.gc
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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby zim » 29 Aug 2019, 21:35

awesome, thanks for the recommendations :xx:
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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby arborist shrub tarkington » 30 Aug 2019, 02:12

what's going on with your build there zimmer
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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby zim » 30 Aug 2019, 09:17

body is more or less done, i've been buying the tools needed for a neck build and they are expensive so i've been spreading it out over the last few checks :oldryan:
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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby arborist shrub tarkington » 30 Aug 2019, 12:13

good lad
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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby Shredlord » 30 Aug 2019, 21:48

Zim, let me know which one you end up buying.
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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby zim » 30 Aug 2019, 22:28

I am tempted to grab the Kremona Sofia since there is a 15% off coupon right now. there aren't a ton of videos of that guitar but the ones I heard I really liked

but also it won't ship for about a month which is off-putting :frown:
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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby Shredlord » 30 Aug 2019, 22:35

zim wrote:I am tempted to grab the Kremona Sofia since there is a 15% off coupon right now. there aren't a ton of videos of that guitar but the ones I heard I really liked

but also it won't ship for about a month which is off-putting :frown:

Perhaps you can find another source? It might not offer the discount, but you might not have to wait so long. One of my former students had one--sound and build quality were excellent.

EDIT: It appears to be in stock here--call to be sure. https://www.stringsbymail.com/kremona-s ... 17258.html
and here: https://www.guitarcenter.com/Open-Box/K ... 4001000.gc ("open box" means someone bought it and returned it.)
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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby zim » 03 Sep 2019, 11:40

Shredlord wrote:
zim wrote:I am tempted to grab the Kremona Sofia since there is a 15% off coupon right now. there aren't a ton of videos of that guitar but the ones I heard I really liked

but also it won't ship for about a month which is off-putting :frown:

Perhaps you can find another source? It might not offer the discount, but you might not have to wait so long. One of my former students had one--sound and build quality were excellent.

EDIT: It appears to be in stock here--call to be sure. https://www.stringsbymail.com/kremona-s ... 17258.html
and here: https://www.guitarcenter.com/Open-Box/K ... 4001000.gc ("open box" means someone bought it and returned it.)


phew, just bought the Kremona Sofia (open box) :xx: finally going to have a classical style guitar. thanks for the recommendation shredlord

also, i am not really knowledgeable in the area of classical guitar at all.. can you recommend some strings and maybe a book or two (or whatever) on some music?
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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby Shredlord » 03 Sep 2019, 23:25

That's great--you're very welcome.

I just bought some RC Sonata strings and like them very much https://www.stringsandbeyond.com/ryc-sn10.html D'addario strings are good, too https://www.stringsandbeyond.com/dejproarclny2.html

As for books, do you want to teach yourself classical technique? This is the gold standard https://www.amazon.com/Solo-Guitar-Play ... 189&sr=1-1 It starts with the basics and very simple (and boring!) exercises, then the pieces get gradually more interesting and challenging. Be patient--it's sort of like learning how to crawl! I was stunned at how hard it was compared to electric guitar, but I really loved it. I highly recommend getting a good teacher--you'll make far better progress.

You'll need a foot rest, too https://www.amazon.com/On-Stage-FS7850B ... FVV8VQK3TH
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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby Hitoshura » 05 Sep 2019, 11:35

yeah classical is a very different animal to electric. i took a couple semesters of lessons when i was finishing up college and made good progress, but i completely fell off after graduating and not having regular lessons anymore. finally gave up and stopped maintaining my nails a few months ago even though i haven't tried to play seriously in years :redneck:

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