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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
rhino wrote:like transgression but good
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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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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby Shredlord » 23 Sep 2019, 22:57

Hey Zim, how's the new classical guitar working for ya?
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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby zim » 19 Dec 2019, 06:42

Shredlord wrote:Hey Zim, how's the new classical guitar working for ya?


didn't mean to leave you hanging :oldryan:

i love this guitar, it's beautiful and sounds really nice. it came with an awesome hardshell came as well.

i initially rejected the idea of a classical guitar teacher but after finally getting my hands on one, i completely understand. even after playing crazy technical death metal, this thing is a challenge all its own. i will try to find one next year hopefully.

is it normal for classical guitars to have a high action? it seems really high and i don't actually know if that's normal or not (pictured below). another thing, is it normal for the strings to have this kind of rolling(?) feeling under my fingers, i suppose that's something you get used to?

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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby Hitoshura » 19 Dec 2019, 11:07

in my experience the answers are yes and yes
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Re: hey shredlord (classical guitar question)

Postby Shredlord » 19 Dec 2019, 22:54

That's a good looking guitar. The action might be a tiny bit high, but yes, the action is normally much higher than on an electric guitar. For some reason, classical guitars are more prone to buzzing than other guitars. Yes, you'll get used to that rolling sensation. Getting a teacher is a wise idea. Playing Necrophagist is easy compared to even a fairly easy classical piece!

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