03-18-2008 07:15 PM
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03-18-2008 07:20 PM
It depends. Some manufacturers call smaller bodied guitars "folk guitars". My Alvarez RF-20SM is called a folk guitar. It is slightly smaller than my Larrivee OM-03R.
Whats the difference between a folk guitar and an acoustic guitar?
03-18-2008 07:21 PM
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03-18-2008 07:25 PM
but they did show up if i got to acoustic guitars through yamaha and they look exactly the same I was just not sure if there was any real difference besides the name.
03-18-2008 07:26 PM
Yamaha seems to call most of their acoustic guitars "folk" guitars. The FG720 is a dread, the FS720 is an OM. They call both of them folk guitars.
Thanks guys. I was just wondering because I noticed a yamaha that was called "folk" as opposed to their other acoustics that are called "acoustic" and i noticed they didnt show up on musicians friend if i tried to get to yamaha through acoustic guitars, but they did show up if i got to acoustic guitars through yamaha and they look exactly the same I was just not sure if there was any real difference besides the name.
03-18-2008 07:27 PM
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03-18-2008 07:41 PM
03-18-2008 07:44 PM
I'm just going by the name Alvarez uses for that body size. The better question is why do they call it a "folk" guitar? It's a bit smaller than my OM-03R.
But wouldn't the OM-03R serve as a nice "folk" guitar as well?
03-18-2008 07:47 PM
Yeah, I like the bridge. It's a nice guitar. It plays smooth and sounds great. I got it for Xmas from my wife and kids. They even bought the Alvarez arch top case to go with it. :thu: I removed the stock black pick guard and glossed the satin finish. I regret glossing the finish because it looks a bit cloudy at certain angles. Live and learn....
Hey Hud, ya gotta love that bridge! I bet "she" sounds sweet!
03-18-2008 07:51 PM
03-18-2008 07:55 PM
It has a solid mahogany top and laminate mahogany sides / back. It has a rosewood fretboard and a rosewood bridge. It's a nice guitar for the money ($219.00).
That bridge is sweet looking. Never seen that shape before. Kind of cross between a Taylor and a Breedlove. Is it wood (what kind) or a nice looking and sounding lam. I need to address the next Christmas gift issue with my wife and daughter, though. I have enough sweaters to last a lifetime, plus I live in LA where you never NEED a sweater, or at least usually.
03-18-2008 08:14 PM
It sounds nice, but it lacks the fullness on the bass end that you get with Martin.
Love mahogany. Must sound like one of the Martin 15 series with a hog top, nice and woody.
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