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Thanks for the feedback guys.
I know that every guitar can be played whatever way you want to play it, but sometimes the 'mean' tends to go somewhere
For example I have a Takamine Dreadnought (low-mid end) with '.12s and it sounds great. Great bass really, great presence, but it doesn't feel very comfortable when it turns to fingerpicking. For example I have played on Ovations that feel much more natural, thus the question.
But thanks again guys for having shared your experience when it comes to fingerpick.
Another question? What do you feel more natural playing finger style: low/high action, thin/thick strings?
01-19-2012 08:37 PM
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01-20-2012 12:18 AM
Those things I can do on a dread or any git I pick up. Depending on what you're playing, some things just sound more traditional on a classical guitar, but some just don't sound right on the same instrument. But in keeping with the sentiments expressed in this post ^^^, Willie can play anything at all on dear Trigger, who was once a "classical" guitar until he got the livin' crap beat out of him. Now, Gents, I think this would be a good time to distinguish between "fingerpicking" and "fingerstyle." They're really two different critters. What is it that the OP really wants to do? You can fingerpick damn near anything with strings, gits...banjos...mandos...dulcies....a friggin' cigar box with rubber bands.....you name it. "Fingerstyle", however, is an entirely different realm. What say you?
For fingerpicking, I'd definitely recommend a Classical Guitar! A lot of fingerpicking style/technique you can do...tremolo, arpeggios, folk, etc..
01-20-2012 02:26 AM
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01-20-2012 08:29 AM
Alex, check out the Recording King brand. Made in China, great quality, not expensive. I prefer a smaller lower bought on a 6, so a 000, 00, or 0 size would be my preference. !.75" nut width on most guitars nowadays gives you an acceptable string spacing at the bridge, and is comfortable for most fingerstyle players. Do you have a budget you'd like to stay in? Good luck in your search. And lower action, lighter gauge strings on a flattop. Little heavier and higher on a resonator.
Brands or specific models I don't care
01-20-2012 08:38 AM
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The old folkies; Baez, Peter, Paul, Mary and so on seemed to like the small body Gibsons. I don't have one :cry:
But I do have a Martin D15M that sounds wonderful finger picked.
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