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Your philosophy on body shapes

Discussion in 'Acoustic Soundboard' started by hana, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    Absolutely! You got this!:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

    And welcome!
     
  2. dirocyn

    dirocyn Senior Stratmaster

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    The Guild jumbo I referred to is a $600 guitar, new. I've seen used ones in the $400 range.

    Still doesn't answer the question whether it fits you. Nothing beats trying one.
     
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  3. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    I think it is possible youd be fine with a large body guitar. Its also possible that you would feel awkward playing it or have trouble bonding with it over time.

    I guess, if I were you, Id grab one and see how it goes. Its certainly reasonable to get one if thats what floats your boat.

    Grab used if you can so you dont lose out on resale down the road, if it doesnt work out.
     
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    Of course. Emilou did it. And did it to an amazing level!
     
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    "haha good for her! curious—does she have any hand soreness? though it starts with good technique, wondering if bigger sized guitars are something you might get used to handling but still makes your hands/wrist tight after a while because of the way you're forced to work around it's largeness?"

    She has never complained of hand pain, but sadly has put it away for now and I play it more than she does.

    She selected a Blueridge BR-40 and those Pac-rim guitars sound and play really nice. Let us know what you decide on and send pics
     
  6. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    Hi Hana. Welcome!

    Even at 6'0", I find a Grand Concert size to be more comfortable than a dread. It's not about hand discomfort, but instead about where my forearm rests on the body.

    Both are wonderful. I'm sure you will quickly adjust to whatever you end up getting.
     
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    Aimee Mann and Gillian Welch also play full-size guitars:

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    I would suggest a used Guild GAD dreadnought or Jumbo. The can be had used for less than 400 dollars a lot of the time. Built in China, and comes with Guild badged TKL case. The GAD series was retired and now the comparable models are the Westerly models. And I don’t think those come with a case.

    I have a mid depth bowl Ovation cutaway that I bought new with a case for 500 dollars. They sound pretty good un-lugged as well.
     
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    $400, get a Taylor big baby... No cutaway but, it plays and sounds as good as guitars costing 5 times as much...
     
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    Check out some Alvarez guitars too...
     
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    I'm pretty small for a guy. I got by 2"
    I have 2 6 string acoustics and a 12 string
    3 different depths & sizes
    Ya get used to it real quick
     
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    I prefer OM, 000 and Taylor Grand Auditorium size acoustics plus their voice fits my singers voice better. The bass from my HD 28 tends to overwhelm her. Here is my 914ce V Class I got back at the end of January.


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