Do Electric Players Neglect their Acoustics?

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  1. Howard Emerson

    Howard Emerson Strat-Talk Member Gold Supporting Member

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    My acoustics and electrics are all strung with .013-.053/.054 gauge strings and they all have very large, wide necks.

    This is so they feel very similar, but allow for the obvious. I play both each day.

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  2. train

    train Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Thanks for the reminder. I have six. Elec/acc. 3 /12-3/6. Long ago we all would head to the great outdoors and jam. Around the fire. So I lent them out. So it’s been awhile. Probably should give them to charity. Hard to close a chapter tho.
     
  3. Wayne Adams

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    Unfortunately, yes...
     
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    It’s seems I always have an instrument that wants to be played.
    Like my poor banjo, in the case, in a closet, in the dark!
     
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    My Martin is a 000 short scale. It gets regular play especially though my Spark, but I played a D-28 for a lot of years. Neck is less than a hand full compared to my 1954 AVRI Stratocaster or my Broadcaster. Since I enjoy singing, the Martin sees daily use as do both Fenders. Thinned the herd to 3 choice guitars and never looked back. Like acoustic it for DADGAD, Open D, Open G, and of course standard. Electric standard and open G. No closet queens here!
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    That big wooden thing you use for pick storage.
     
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  7. ChaplainMike

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    I go in spurts depending on my mood.
     
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  8. Jerdy1971

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    I would say I split my playing 50/50 between electric and acoustic. They are 2 completely different beasts to me and doing this helps to keep playing interesting and fresh for me
     
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    Yes, I do , and I feel guilty about it. One of my early teachers ( who played in Vegas professionally ) always told me to practice on my acoustic and play on my electric !!
     
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  10. 11 hole

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    I agree; if your playing time is limited for whatever reason, spending that time on acoustic will help keep your hand strength up.
    My habits are opposite the OP, my acoustics (j100, martin dr) get all my attention these days; checking their humidifiers and playing them more in a humidified room, i really worry about drying and cracking.
     
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    I own a Taylor GS Mini in Mahogany and it's my favourite guitar, it feels perfect and sounds exactly what I want an acoustic to sound like but I never play it. I dont know what it is but am thinking acoustics are for old folk :rolleyes:
     
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    I was playing some Zepplin acoustic songs on the strat just last night, and I almost brought out the acoustic to do it the right way, but naw, too much hassle.
    One of these years I honestly do plan on taking out my steel string acoustic, restringing it and tuning it up, playing a few chords, and then storing it away for a few more years.
    I also have a nice nylon string guitar. . . . somewhere around here.
     
  13. ChrisD

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    I bought this yesterday
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    My 2nd acoustic in 2 weeks. I'm very much enjoying them, I can definitely feel my fingers and technique getting a work out. Wish I'd done this sooner tbh!
     
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    Yup.

    I’m actually trying to trade or sell a really nice rosewood acoustic because it just gets over looked by my electrics.

    I will definitely pick up one that is not as valuable should I sell it.
     
  15. MightyMike

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    I bought a nice warm case for my acoustic....
     
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    I do, for sure.
     
  18. ravindave_3600

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    I definitely putting more time on electric than acoustic, but I like them both. Pinball Wizard sounds great on my Gibson Jumbo.
     
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    I grew up with bluegrass and James Taylor-style folk, so I keep an acoustic or seven around. Have a Taylor 210, Martin 000X1, Yamaha FG730S, Ibanez AW40NT, and a Fender F-310-12 around and amongst those, the Taylor is my favorite.
     
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    Well, I'm a lead guitarist so yeah guilty as charged ! , but in recent years have tried to work more on being a credible singer so I will pull out my acoustic and sing a bunch of traditional country songs along with some oldies rock and roll. One thing I do like about an acoustic you don't need a bunch of effects for it to sound good . Either the guitar is good or it's not . I one time threw a jam I frequented a curve ball for bringing an acoustic because I wanted to do some country songs and some of the keys I sang in weren't what they were used to . It was a little out of my comfort zone , but I did it and glad I did !