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#13854 - Fri, 15 Jan 2010 23:44:00 Guitars
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Can anyone recommend a good guitar for Small hands? Thin And narrow would be best! Cheers!

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#13855 - Sat, 16 Jan 2010 20:49:00 Re: Guitars
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Those Mosrite ones the Ramones used seem easy to get your hand around and form barre chords (essential to the rudimentary guitarist, lol). :p

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#13856 - Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:56:00 Re: Guitars
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The missus treats me like a guitar. Aye, shiz always gorra fingers roon me neck! eek

A dinat fret tho. wink

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#13857 - Sat, 16 Jan 2010 23:03:00 Re: Guitars
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But do you get any "ACTION" ? wink

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#13858 - Mon, 18 Jan 2010 00:36:00 Re: Guitars
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Hi Staci
Probably a Fender (or copy) - that type of build - the necks seem quite easy on teh hands. I play Gibsons but many have quite 'fat' necks - the Fender type build is probably the easiest to get yer hand around but at the end of the day its what you end up getting used to - go try a few out in the gooter shop ! smile

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#13859 - Mon, 18 Jan 2010 01:39:00 Re: Guitars
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As someone said, Itís always best to go in the shop and try out a few guitars, youíll find one that suits you.
I have always been comfortable using Fender ST models , recently bought a Hagstrom F20T which has a lovely tone, nice pickups and the fret board works a dream. Works great as a synth guitar with a Roland GR-20 pickup.
Like anything the more money spent the better quality the guitar

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#13860 - Mon, 18 Jan 2010 02:04:00 Re: Guitars
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I'd take Desolate Angels advice about going to a guitar shop & trying them out - she knows a thing or seven about guitars. She's a great guitarist too!! I wish I could play guitar but should I ever decide to take it up I know where to go for advice!! laugh

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#13861 - Mon, 18 Jan 2010 03:06:00 Re: Guitars
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Quote:
Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
The missus treats me like a guitar. Aye, shiz always gorra fingers roon me neck! eek

A dinat fret tho. wink
Couldn't you fender different gag book for 2010? biglaugh

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#13862 - Mon, 18 Jan 2010 03:42:00 Re: Guitars
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Just try them out I reckon - you will find a musical instrument becomes like a part of your body - you'll find one and when you do you will know its 'the one'. Also - I personally dont like the feel of 'new' guitars so if you can get to a guitar festival or music show theres often lots of second hand buys that are nicely 'worn in'.

You will also need to become familiar with what you think suits your own personal style of playing when it comes to considering what you want from the fretboard. Some people like a low fast action, I personally like a slightly higher action because I pull the strings about a lot rather than running over them in a shred kinda style. You may also wish to consider the string gauges as they can impact on how you feel about the guitar. I find the shops stick too light a gauge on for me (9's I think) and I'm way to heavy handed for those - a ten is probably a happy medium to play with.

And once you've got your head around all of that and found your perfect companion - next comes the jungle of guitar amplification!!

Good luck smile

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